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In an attack that lasted for two hours, Boko Haram insurgents reportedly killed 69 persons in Borno village

Boko Haram insurgents reportedly killed 69 persons at Foduma Kolomaiya village, 11 kilometres away from Gazaure town of Gubio Local Government Area of Borno State on Tuesday. Gubio, 96 kilometres away from Maiduguri is in the northern part of Borno State.

Residents told the Daily Trust that the attack, which was launched around noon, lasted two hours before the terrorists retreated. Besides the people killed, the attackers reportedly killed over 300 cows and rustled nearly 1000.

It was gathered that the terrorists invaded the community 24 hours after attacking commuters along the Monguno highway. Residents, who spoke said many people also sustained injuries.

“It is the most deadly attack in recent times,” one of them said.  “The location of the village made rescue mission a bit difficult,” he said.

“Many people were killed and others missing because the attackers waylaid the village in broad daylight, surrounded it and opened fire,” another source said.

On his part, the vigilante official said 69 dead bodies were counted. “These exclude those that are missing…

“More about the attack will come to the fore tomorrow (today),” he said. 

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  1. How can this still be happening in 2020?

    Boko Haram attacking a town in Northern Nigeria in broad daylight.

    Nigeria is supposed to be the giant of Africa.

    How were they able to get nearly 1000 cattle unto trucks and trailers in two hours?

    Where was the army?

    What was the Nigerian air force doing?

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