There are indications that terrorist group, Boko Haram, have retaken Gamboru Ngala, Borno State, where they were recently pushed out by Chadian troops. It was learnt that the Nigerian border town with Chad, Gamboru Ngala, was left unguarded after the Chadian troops liberated it from and flushed out the insurgents.
According to a source, the insurgents on Thursday attacked three Borno villages, killing not less than 20 civilians near the nation’s border with Cameroon. Speaking under the condition of anonymity, the source, who claimed that it was a reprisal, said many Nigerians from the area had fled to Kusihri village in Cameroon.
He said the insurgents stormed Gamboru Ngala town, setting many homes ablaze while shoting indiscriminately, leading to the death of 20 persons.
Quoting members of the youth vigilance groups in the area, the source added that the youths heard heavy gunshots from all angles, with many of them fleeing to Cameroon. One of them, he said, told him on the telephone that he saw 15 corpses lying on the path with many residents of the area whereabouts unknown.
He added, “Many people fled into Cameroon and Chad territories but I can’t tell you the casualty figure now please”.
In a BBC Hausa Radio news broadcast, monitored in Maiduguri, it was reported that the Chadian troops said 18 people were killed and many houses razed by the insurgents.
Gamboru, Ngala and Foyi towns that were attacked are all Nigerian towns in its border with Chad.
Source – PUNCH
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