Panic as Boko Haram rebels kill 5 internally displaced persons in Borno
Five internally displaced persons (IDPs) were reportedly killed to death by members of the Boko Haram rebels in the Damboa local government area in Borno state.
The rebels were found to have attacked the IDPs when they went to look for firewood outside Damboa City on Thursday 18 February.
Vigilant Abu Damboa, who confirmed the Daily Trust incident, said eight IDPs were missing when they did not return. Then he and his colleagues embarked on a search and rescue operation.
“We have received reports that some IDPs are missing. So, we started to act, but later we found five decapitated two kilometers from the place where the trees fell. It was a shame to see how other people were killed like animals, they were all displaced, ”Abu said.
Humanitarian sources report that the victims were buried according to Islamic rites.
“The information received was that eight IDPs were abducted and went in search of firewood outside the city of Damboa about 6-8 km away. Five corpses of eight missing IDPs were found this morning, ”a humanitarian source said.
Meanwhile, on Friday, the chairman of Damboa local government prof. A.G. Alooma, his deputy Ali M. Kauji and their advisers offered condolences to the families of the victims.
After praying for the sacrifices, the professor donated food and money for a three-day prayer.