Suspected Boko Haram terrorists have launched a fresh offensive in Yobe State, killing no fewer than 10 residents.

The incident happened on Thursday in Buni Gari, Gujba Local Government Area of the North-Eastern State.

Residents of Buni Gari – Baba Ibrahim and Iliya Maina – told Channels Television via telephone conversation that residents got wind of the attack when one Shettima Dawi went to scout for firewood a few kilometres away but could not return home.

The situation prompted his relatives and neighbours to mobilise to find his whereabouts in the bush, only to be attacked by the suspected Boko Haram insurgents.

“10 persons have been killed by the suspected insurgents after they went to look for their brother (Shettima Dawi) who left home yesterday (Thursday) to scout for firewood a few kilometres away from Buni Gari but could not return home,” the residents said.

“Among all of the 10 persons that went to the bush to look for Shettima, only one person escaped with some injuries and is receiving treatment, the rest including the first victim, Shettima Dawi were all killed.”

When contacted, the spokesman of the Yobe State Police Command, Dungus Abdulkarim, said he is yet to receive information on the attack.

Abdulkarim, a Deputy Superintendent of Police, promised to call back but failed as of the time of filing this report.




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