Six killed, several house burnt as Boko Haram attack Maiduguri

May 28, 2019

Six persons were killed by Boko Haram insurgents while several houses were burnt to ashes when the insurgents stormed Abbajjiader village behind Bakassi Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camp, Maiduguri, the Borno state capital, when Muslim faithful were observing Midnight prayers.

A resident of the area, Abor Zarami, said the insurgents came at about 1;30 am when Muslim faithful were performing night prayers (night prayers) and started shooting sporadically, setting houses ablaze.

“The insurgents who came when we were observing night prayers (kayamul Laili) and started shooting sporadically on air and setting house blazed, where they killed six people, some were slaughtered others shot dead while several houses were burnt”, Zarami started in a telephone chat.

He said “As I am speaking to you, we just came back from the burial of the six people killed by the insurgents, yesternight, we called on the federal government and the military to do something fast if not the Boko Haram will one day send us away from our home and eventual gain access to Maiduguri*

Abbahederi village is an outskirt community four kilometres away from, Maiduguri, the Borno state capital.

It could be recalled Molai village, also an outskirts village in Maiduguri was attacked and set ablaze by the insurgents during the months of Ramadan. So also Moramti and Sabin gari communities if the state with the sane mints of Ramadan.

Our correspondent gathered that those killed were those that did attend the night prayers and were drive out if their houses and killed.