No fewer than 20 people were killed, while several others were injured as members of Boko Haram terrorists’ sect, Saturday night, invaded Malari and other communities in Konduga Local Government Area of Borno State. However, Borno State Police Commissioner, Mr. Opadokun Aderemi, said in a text message to Vanguard that only nine people were killed, while 10 others were seriously injured.
Malari village is South-East of, and about 35 kilometres drive from Maiduguri, the state capital, and had suffered series of deadly attacks in the recent past. A resident of the area, Mustapha Abubakar, who fled to Maiduguri, said the insurgents, who came on motorcycles and Toyota Hilux vehicles on Saturday night, shot at anybody they came across.
He said: “We fled into the bush and after they left, we returned to pick some of our belongings. I counted 20 corpses; some were slaughtered, while others had gunshot wounds. The corpses were all over the streets of the village. “Government has to do something, otherwise they will continue to kill innocent citizens. Every surrounding village, which are not far from Maiduguri, had been taken over by the insurgents, as most of them are residing around the area.” Confirming the attack, the Police Commissioner, Mr. Opadokun Aderemi, said: “Today, September 27, at about 2a.m., suspected Boko Haram terrorists attacked Malari village, Konduga Local Government Area. “Nine persons were reported killed, while 10 were injured. The village is not far from Alau Dam that supplies water to Maiduguri and its environs.
“The injured are being treated at the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospi-tal. Security is already beefed up to forestall a recurrence, as investigation progresses.”