Scores Die as Boko Haram Launch Deadly Ambush on Travellers in Borno
In continuation of their guerilla warfare against the Nigerian state, Islamist terrorists, Boko Haram on Saturday, ambushed motorists along Maiduguri- Damboa- Biu road, leading to loss of lives and injuries to many.
According to eyewitnesses, the latest attack by the heavily decimated insurgents occurred in the morning between old Nigerian Telecommunication Mast, NITEL, a.k.a Dogon Wire in Hausa, and Bullabulin village which is completely deserted save for a military base.
One of the survivors from the deadly attack, Mallam Aliyu Yau, a driver who claimed to have escaped with his six passengers, said the intervention by the military didn’t go as planned, Vanguard writes.
“Most of the passengers killed and injured were not by Boko Haram sect, but by military escorts who opened fire on fleeing passengers into the bush, mistaking them as escaping terrorists,” he said.
“It is unfortunate that our road is not safe today as some Boko Haram terrorists laid ambush on the road. It is regrettable that during the ambush and exchange of gunfire between military escorts and the terrorists, many passengers took to their heels into the bush, and most of them fell victim in the cross fire.
“I cannot ascertain the number of those killed as I managed to escape with my passengers. But I learnt that scores of people were killed or injured”.
Neither the Borno State Police Command nor the military authorities have confirmed the incident.
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