Boko Haram kills six, abducts two in Christmas Eve attack


    Suspected Boko Haram members on Christmas Eve attacked Kwaranglum village in the Chibok Local Government Area of Borno State, killed six persons and abducted two women.

    The insurgents were also said to have injured three other persons in the village located few kilometres from Chibok, where they first gained notoriety with the abduction of over 200 schoolgirls on April 14, 2014.

    The Borno State Commissioner for Poverty Alleviation, Mr Nuhu Clark, an indigene of the area, informed Governor Babagana Zulum of the attack on Wednesday.

    Clark told journalists in Maiduguri on Wednesday that the insurgents invaded the village on Tuesday evening just about the time Muslims were preparing for the sunset prayer around 6pm.

    He said they shot sporadically into the air to announce their presence.  “They burnt down a primary school and carted away a large quantity of foodstuff stored on the church premises,” he said.

    Reacting, Umara expressed condolence to the entire people of Chibok Local Government Area over the attack.

    The governor called on the people to continue to pray for peace and stability of the state.

    He noted that without peace and stability, there would not be development and progress.

    Source: PunchNG

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