8 Persons Slaughtered By Boko Haram In Borno


Suspected Boko Haram members yesterday slaughtered Eight persons, including a lecturer at the College of Education, Waka, Biu Local Government Area of Borno State.

The Islamists were said to have invaded the town after escaping from their camps in Sambisa and other camps in Borno and Yobe states, during military raid on those camps.

The killing took place around the popular Kadafur Cinema area and other wards where a lecturer at the Waka College of Education, who was also an Islamic cleric, three members of a family and four others were slaughtered, according to sources.

Deputy Governor of Borno State, Alhaji Zanna Mustapha, who is also from Biu Local Government Area had last week, in an interview with newsmen in Maiduguri, lamented the increasing killing of innocent people in Biu.

He said the state government was not interested in the restoration of GSM network in the state for now as doing so will jeopardise the relative peace being enjoyed in the state.

“Biu is no longer safe. There were pockets of killings by suspected Boko Haram sect in the last few days,” a source who just arrived Maiduguri from the troubled town said.

“In fact, most of the killings were targeted at school teachers and Islamic clerics, and the most unfortunate thing is that the terrorists have devised a means of using knives to slaughter their targets, as using gunshots will attract security agencies.”

Joint Task Force, JTF had since been deployed to the streets of the town to ensure safety of lives and property, even as some volunteered youths have offered to assist the security agencies in apprehending those perpetrating such act.