JUST IN: Boko Haram Unleashes Terror On Police Station, Military Camp In Borno

Abor Grema, a resident of Krenuwa village in Marte district of Borno State, on Monday, said suspected members of the radical Islamist sect, Boko Haram dressed in military uniforms attacked a police station and a military camp on Sunday night.

Grema, who made this known to AFP, said the assailants’ burnt police station as well as military camps, adding that scores of people were shot dead during the assault.

Boko Haram Members

He said the victims included five members of the Islamist while the others were residents.

“The gunmen split into three groups and launched simultaneous attacks on the military camp, the police station and other buildings in the village” Grema said.

He said not less than six residents were killed in the attack including a member of a local vigilante force popularly known as “civilian JTF”.

Another witness, who gave his name as Musa Bulama, while collaborating Grema’s information said, the terrorist razed houses and shops, a police station as well as a military camp.

“Five of (the Islamists) were killed and five others were captured during fierce gun battles that followed the raid” Bulama said. “A vigilante was dragged from his home and slaughtered on the streets by extremists”.

It is believed that the Islamist, who stormed Krenuwa late in the night were on a revenge mission against the villagers who joined the military to fight against them.

Borno State has been one of the hardest hit states in the Islamist five years uprising. It would be recalled that Marte was one of the areas in the state where Islamist chased out government officials last year, a development that made President Goodluck Jonathan, to declare a state of emergency to enable the army flush out the terrorist.

Sources: AFP, Naij.com news