No fewer than 81 folks have been killed in Tuesday’s Boko Haram assault on Borno State communities, Governor Babagana Zulum was informed on Wednesday.
The governor who was on a condolence go to, additionally heard that the village head of Faduma Kolomaiya and 6 others have been kidnapped by the marauding insurgents. Thirteen folks have been injured whereas 400 cattle have been rustled.
In Katsina State in the Northwest, bandits killed no fewer than 18 folks in attacks launched on Kadisau in Faskari native authorities space.
The Police mentioned 26 individuals have been injured by the bandits who have been mentioned to be about 200. They additionally tried to steal foodstuff from the residents of the sleepy group.
President Muhamadu Buhari instantly ordered troops prime go after the criminals of the “barbaric attacks.”
Governor Zulum, described the scenario as “babaric and unlucky.”
He mentioned: “Last 12 months, about similar variety of folks have been killed in Gajiram prefer it occurred once more right here. This is barbaric. It may be very unlucky. The solely answer to finish these killings is by dislodging the insurgents in the shores of Lake Chad. Doing so would require collaborative regional efforts.”
A survivor, who didn’t give his identify, informed Zulum that the insurgents struck on the village at about 10am on Tuesday.
He mentioned: “The insurgents in gun vans and armored tanks got here round 10am on Tuesday. They operated for about six hours and left round 4pm. They gathered us and mentioned they wished to ship a non secular sermon to us.
“Thereafter, they requested us to submit no matter arm we had. Some villagers gave up their dane weapons, bows and arrows. The insurgents pretended as in the event that they have been on non secular mission however all of a sudden began taking pictures at will.
“Even youngsters and ladies weren’t spared; many have been shot at shut vary. Many began working. At the top, many individuals have been killed. We have buried 49 our bodies right here whereas one other 32 have been taken away by households from the villages round us
“The insurgents kidnapped seven individuals, together with our village head. They stole 400 cattle.”
A member of the House of Representatives, Usman Zannah, nevertheless, mentioned the insurgents additionally hooked up Ban Ngudorum on Tuesday.
He claimed that 96 individuals have been killed in the tow attacks.
According to him, the insurgents confronted resistance from the villagers, a growth that “ made them to regroup and invade the villages in a reprisal that resulted in the mass killings.”
Katsina State Police Command which confirmed the assault on Kadisau, mentioned 14 of the victims died on the spot and 4 in the hospital.
Police Spokesman Gambo Isah, mentioned: “The bandits started taking pictures the residents, killing 14 folks on the spot. They additionally injured 26 others who have been taken to the hospital for medical remedy.
“This (yesterday) morning, I spoke with the Area Commander in Funtua who informed me that extra 4 individuals died in the hospital, bringing the variety of those that died from the assault to 18.
“What is going on now’s just like the bandits need to ridicule us. We are there doing our greatest.”
He urged the folks to offer safety brokers with credible details about the plans, actions and actions of the bandits.
“Our emergency line is 08156977777. Tell us what is going on in your space or what will occur,” Isah mentioned.
The navy has for the umpteenth time vowed to flush out the remnants of Boko Haram Terrorists (BHTs) and Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) in the Northeast.
Reacting to the incidents the military mentioned a contingent of navy personnel had been drafted to the final space to trace, arrest or kill the culprits.
“We have additionally mandated the Theatre Command, Operation LAFIYA DOLE, to boost safety, dominate the realm and reassure the affected communities of the Nigerian Army’s dedication to guard the inhabitants,” Army Spokesman, Col. Sagir Musa, mentioned in a press release on Wednesday.
It added: “The Nigerian Army equally notes with nice concern, banditry incidents in some components of the north western area of the county throughout Katsina, Sokoto and Zamfara states.
“It has come to our information that some bandits are shifting base and venting their anger on hapless residents due to the continued operations in Katsina State.
“While we sympathise with fellow Nigerians and the great folks of Borno, Katsina, Sokoto and Zamfara states in specific, on these unlucky incidents; we wish to guarantee all of our unrelenting effort in participating with communities to rid our society of any and all remnants of those prison components,”
The Sokoto State Government has stopped the motion of business bikes 6pm to 6am in 4 native authorities areas.
This is because of banditry.
Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal listed the councils as Sabon Birni, Isa, Rabah and Goronyo.