Suspected members of dreaded of Boko Haram sect on Friday evening invaded Sabon Gari Manjakwa villages of Hawul Local Government Area of Borno state killing no fewer than 10 residents with several others sustained gunshot wounds.
The insurgents according to reliable sources from the area stormed the village at about 9pm with AK47 rifles and petrol bombs which they used in setting many houses ablaze after killing innocent residents and looted their farm produce.
The insurgents also snatched one of the three new brand Hilux patrol vehicles donated to vigilante group by one spirited individual (names withheld) who hail from the area.
Hawul is predominantly Christian community south and about 230kms drive from Maiduguri that have witnessed series of Boko Haram attacks, unfortunately, there were no single military deployed to the area despite plea from concerned stakeholders.
The terrorists according to Mallam Yakubu Isa Manjakwa came in large numbers where they wrecked havoc and succeeded in sacking the whole of the farming communities.
“Another disaster has befallen us today because the terrorists have attacked our village and killed many armless people on sight. They operated for more than 4 hours before they left.
“So far, we have counted the 9 people, while one person out of the many others that sustained injuries died this morning (Saturday) as a result of severe gunshot wounds.
“This is not the first time Boko Haram were attacking our villages and other surrounding communities of Hawul, but no action was taken or deploy troops to the Council, we want to use this medium to plead to the new Chief of Army Staff, Major General Tukur Buratai to come to our aid by deploying military”. Isa said.
The immediate past Caretaker Chairman of Hawul Local Government Area, Dr. Andrew Usman Malgwi confirmed the attacks on Sabon Gari Manjakwa, but however insisted that he did not have details on the number of casualties.
Dr. Malgwi stated that already, Chief Hunter (Sarki Baka) of Gombi town in Adamawa state have led other members of vigilante group who were now combing the whole area and other surrounding villages with a view to apprehend the fleeing insurgents.