No fewer than 29 people were killed in Chukungudoua village of Gamboru Ngala Local Government Area of Borno State when some Boko Haram terrorists laid ambush on Wednesday, morning.
A resident, Mallam Bakura Mustapha Alhaji told newsmen that the attack occurred barely 10 days after the withdrawal of troops from the village.
Chukunguduoa village, predominantly Kanuri and Hausa extraction is a border community between Gamboru and Kala Balge council areas of Borno and Cameroon Republic and about 174 kilometres drive from Maiduguri, the state capital.
The gunmen, according to Vanguard’s sources stormed the village at about 11am on Wednesday when most residents were on their farms and opened fire on harmless residents, killing 11 people, while 18 of those who were charmed against gunshots were crushed by the terrorist’s vehicles.
Another source said, after killing about 29 people, many residents of the village also sustained gunshot wounds and are now receiving treatment at an undisclosed hospital in Cameroon Republic.
He said the whole buildings in the village were completely razed down with only three structures remaining untouched by the attackers, while the 29 dead bodies were still lying on ground as most of the villagers who were supposed to bury them according to Islamic rites all ran away from the village. They are taking refuge in Gamboru Ngala and other neighbouring villages of Cameroon.
“As I am talking to you now, we have counted 29 dead bodies on the streets, out of which, 18 were crushed down by vehicles while 11 have gunshots wounds on their bodies. The whole houses and shops were razed down, the village is deserted with no presence of security operatives.
“Some of our people have fled to Gamboru Ngala council area, while others fled into neighbouring Cameroon villages. Please I am appealing to you to tell government about the situation we found ourselves in. It is really shocking,” 76-year-old Mallam Jidda Yaro Mamadu said.
Some terrorists had earlier in the month invaded Gamboru Ngala Main Market, killing over 300 people, while two weeks ago, over 200 members of the terrorists group were killed in three villages of Kala Balge Council area by residents after all the weapons used by the terrorists failed to work/operate in the botched attack.
Although Wednesday’s attack could not be independently confirmed, a security source however told Vanguard 29 people were indeed killed.
“Yes we received a message that one of the border villages in Gamboru Ngala was attacked by some group of terrorists on Wednesday morning killing 29 people, while the entire village was set ablaze by the insurgents.”