Maiduguri Boils Again As 14 Die in Boko Haram Clash
Fourteen persons have been killed in Benishiek in Kaga Local Government Area of Maiduguri the Borno state capital, as residents clashed with the radical Islamic sect, Boko Haram.
According to eye witnesses, the sect members stormed the town in the midnight, taking the residents of Benishiek unawares.
The residents in turn decided to face the sect members and a shoot-out which lasted several hours ensued between the parties,leaving 11 residents dead and several others injured by the sect members.
According to the witnesses, the residents nabbed three of the sect members but were later killed.
Pleading anonymity, security agent said that the residents angrily blocked the Damaturu-Maiduguri highway in protest, to request the presence of security troops in the area, to ensure the safety of their lives and property.
The protesters disrupted free flow of traffic along the busy Maiduguri-Damaturu highway for several hours.
Two days earlier,the suspected terrorists blocked the Maiduguri-Biu road and unleashed terror on commuters, killing nine persons and one of Borno state governor’s aides.