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Borno: Boko Haram invades Mafa after Shettima’s condolence visit, scores killed

boko-haram-yobe-killingSuspected Boko Haram fighters invaded Mafa Local Government Area again on Thursday killing scores of people.

The attack came barely two hours after Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno State paid a condolence visit to the people of the area.

It would be recalled that, Mafa came under deadly attacks by suspected Boko Haram terrorists on Monday, leading to the death of over 80 people.

The terrorists attacked the council headquarters at about 4:45 pm and destroyed the remaining structures on ground after killing and injuring many people.

DailyPost in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital gathered that Governor Shettima, who on Wednesday hosted three of the North-East governors of Bauchi, Gombe and Taraba on a sympathy visit over the rampant killings and bombings of innocent civilians, took a visit to Ajilari Binta Shuga, a scene of the Saturday’s twin explosions that claimed over 100 lives.

He later went to Mafa after seeing off his guests at the airport in Maiduguri, where he condoled with the residents over the unfortunate attack on their town.

He donated the sum of N100 million as parliative measures to the victims.

It was also gathered that immediately after Governor Shettima’s convoy left Mafa Council headquarters, the sect re-ambushed Mafa and it’s environs.

A security source also confirmed to newsmen that the gunmen numbering over 30 first ambushed security patrol vehicles that were heading for Marte Local Government Area.

The insurgents exchanged gunfire with the troops before invading Mafa and other surrounding villages.

Although the actual number of casualties from the side of the terrorists, innocent civilians and security agencies is not clear, sources said many people including the terrorists have been killed in the encounter.

When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer ( DSP) Gideon Jubrin told newsmen that he was not aware of the incident.

However, Governor Shettima’s Media aide, Isa Umar Gusau, who also spoke to newsmen said, “there was a reported explosion around the outskirt of Mafa some hours after the governor paid a sympathy visit to the council headquarters on wednesday over the Boko Haram deadly attack last Monday”.


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