Aug. 12, 2013
Reports reaching DailyPost from Maiduguri, the Borno State capital show that no less than fifty-one (51) persons were gunned down in Konduga Local Government, and another twelve (12) slaughtered in Ngom of Mafa Local Government Area of the state between Saturday and early morning on Sunday.
Armed men suspected to be members of the Boko Haram were said to have invaded the two council areas during the Muslims Asba prayers.
Residents, who ran to Maiduguri, the Borno State capital today, (Monday) for safety, disclosed that the gunmen killed unspecified number of people.
A source from the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital (UMTH), who did not want his name in print also told DailyPost that they received 26 victims of the attacks who are currently receiving treatment in the hospital.
Also a member representing Konduga at the state house of assembly, Hon. Ali Bukar Dalori told newsmen at the Government House in Maiduguri that he received the news of attacks of members of his constituency with shock.
He said although he did not know the casualty figure, he was informed that many people lost their lives and some who were injured were brought to the UMTH for treatment.
“I was told that many people were killed, I will be going to the hospital to see the victims, I think the governor would be going there either today or tomorrow to see for himself. But whatever it is, many people were killed yesterday”, he said.
It was also gathered that 12 persons were earlier slaughtered by the insurgents in Ngom town of Mafa Local Government Area of the state, shortly after the youth volunteer group with some men of the joint task force had stormed the town in a combine operation in search of the Boko Haram insurgents.
As at the time of this report, DailyPost gathered that security operatives have been drafted to the area; though neither the JTF nor the police has made statement to that effect.