May 10, 2014
Suspected members of Islamist terror group, Boko Haram, yesterday blew up another bridge that links Borno and Adamawa States, according to a Nigerian military source as well as residents in the area.
The sources said members of the insurgent sect have continued their rampage in isolated towns in the northeast. Yesterday, Boko Haram militants also attacked residents of Limankara community in Gwoza local government area of Borno State, burning more than 300 houses. Limankara is in the southern part of Borno State, about 147 kilometers from Maiduguri.
A source in the town said the residence of the district head of Limankara was one of the homes burnt down by the rampaging insurgents. The district head is the father of the Borno State Commissioner of Trade and Commerce.
One resident, Titus Musa, said the insurgents took away his car. He added that they also hauled away “over three thousands bags of foodstuffs and 10 vehicles.” Another source in the community said the Boko Haram members torched a church belonging to the Church of Christ in Nations (COCIN).
“We are helpless,” one of the residents said. “We don’t deserve this. Let the government do something fast about these demons before they finish [off] our generations.”
Last Monday, Boko Haram insurgents abducted eight teenagers from Waranbe community. Our military source said the insurgents had taken over the town of Gworza and its surrounding areas.