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Monday, 28 July 2014

19 Killed In Borno, Adamawa Attacks


Two different attacks launched by Boko Haram gunmen, one in Borno and the other in Adamawa, have caused the death of at least 19 people, eyewitnesses and security operatives said.

The first attack, which occurred in Shaffa village in Hawul local government area on Saturday, took place when gunmen dressed in military camouflage invaded the town in broad daylight.
They shot sporadically at residents at a crowded commercial point, killing two persons, injuring several others and escaped with five vehicles and a truck loaded with rice, said Sunday Shaffa, a resident.
Shaffa is located about 220km south of Maiduguri, the Borno State capital.
Barely 24 hours after the attack, another one took place not more than 60km away in a village called Zani in Hong local government area of Adamawa State.
Gunmen believed to be Boko Haram stormed Zani village about 10am driving in some Hilux vehicles and riding on several motorcycles.
They began to shoot at the helpless villagers who began to scamper to safety, said Muhammed Gava, a member of the vigilante group in Maiduguri. They shot dead about 17 persons and injured several others. The local hunters there managed to engage them in a shootout that later forced the gunmen to abandon seven of their motorcycles and fled in their Hilux vans.
Efforts to get comments from the security operatives were not fruitful as both police and military officials said they had not been informed about the attacks yet.
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