Rampaging Boko Haram Terrorists sacked Bam village in Biu Local Government Area of Borno State on Sunday, killing no fewer than seven and abducting a large number of teenage girls, according to survivors.
The attack came on the heels of Friday’s attack on Gajiganna village in Magumeri local government area of Borno, where the Boko Haram Terrorists reportedly killed three persons including a soldier.
Residents of Bam village disclosed that the terrorists sneaked in on them about 3.30am, while they were still fast asleep and set houses ablaze while many, including women and children, were injured.
A resident of the village, Mallam Ali, who spoke to journalists on the phone from Miringa town, where he and many other lucky villagers fled to, said “The Boko Haram terrorists came at about 3.30 in the morning. They gun shots are chanting of ‘Allahu akbar’ woke us up. They asked those that could not escape to gather in the center of the village and then they separated many of the teenage girls from married women. They set almost the whole town ablaze before leaving with the girls”.
Ali appealed to the Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, to do something fast because “we have been telling the soldiers that the Boko Haram are in some of the villages not far away but the soldiers only went to Mangari village which is some few kilometers away from Buratai before they turned back”.
The news of the reported abduction of another large but unspecified number of teenage girls will come as a huge blow to the present administration’s commitment to stamp out Boko Haram insurgency by December as Nigerians, and the rest of the world are yet to forget that over 200 schoolgirls are still in captivity.