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Boko Haram Kills Eight in Church Attack

Valentine Chinyem

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Suspected Boko Haram members attacked a church on Sunday in Kwamjilari village, about 30 kilometres east of Chibok town, in Borno state, killing 8 people.
The attack was carried out by gunmen on bicycle’s shortly after service according to a local resident.
“Some of the worshippers remained around the church and the gunmen opened fire and eight men died,” said Luka Damina, from nearby Kautikeri village, where locals fled.

“Unknown to the residents, the gunmen had stationed some of their comrades on the road leading out of the village and they shot anyone who tried to flee.
“Many people ran into the bush with gunshot wounds. But so far we can only confirm eight deaths.”

The insurgents set fire to homes and fields of maize that were almost ready for harvest, according to a local chief in Kautikeri, who also confirmed eight people were killed.

Soldiers were later deployed to Kwamjilari village from Chibok, the chief added.

It will be recalled that a similar attack was carried in the same area last month, the attack left 10 people dead and saw 13 others kidnapped, while homes were looted and set on fire.

However the Nigerian military has continued its offensive against the terrorist sect.