MAIDUGURI — The number of deaths in Tuesday’s attacks by Boko Haram, on the village of Faduma Kolomdi in Borno – northern part of Nigeria, rose to 81, with at least seven people still missing.
One survivor who recounted the incident said that before the killings, the terrorists had tricked them into believing that they wanted to deliver a religious sermon to them.
In the attack, which is one of the deadliest attacks in 2020, among those killed by insurgents, are children.
One survivor said; “They gathered us and said they wanted to deliver religious sermon to us. They asked us to submit whatever arm we had. Some villagers gave up their dane guns, bow and arrows.
“The insurgents pretended as if they were there for any violence. Suddenly, they started shooting at will. Even children and women were not spared, many were shot at close range. Many started running. At the end end, many persons were killed.
He added that the insurgents operated for about six hours before leaving the community.
“The insurgents in gun trucks and armored tanks, came around 10am. They operated for about six hours and left around 4pm.
“We have been burying people since from 10:00pm last night to about 6am this morning. We have buried 49 corpses here while another 32 corpses were taken away by families from the villages around us. The insurgents abducted seven persons including our village head. They went away with 400 cattle.”