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Boko Haram insurgents kill 5 IDPs in Borno, 3 missing

Suspected Boko Haram insurgents have attacked the Damboa Local Government Area of Borno State, killing 5 internally Displace Persons (IDPs).

This happened less than 24 hours after the Chief of Army Staff, Maj. Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru, gave a marching order to the military troops to reclaim some communities under the control of the insurgents in Borno State.

The IDPs reportedly went in search of firewood outside Damboa town on Sunday morning and never returned.

A member of a vigilante group, Abu Damboa, said when the 5 victims did not return, they declared them missing and embarked on a search-and-rescue operation.

“We got the report to that some IDPs were missing. So, we swung into action but later found five of them beheaded two kilometres away from the scene where they were falling trees.

“It was disheartening to see fellow human beings slaughtered like animals, they were all displaced persons,” he said.

A humanitarian source also said, “Information received was that eight IDPs who went in search of firewood outside Damboa town some 6-8kms were abducted.

“Five dead bodies out of the eight missing IDPs were recovered this morning.”