In two separate attacks, both likely committed by Boko Haram, over 35 people died. In one attack in the village of Musari, Boko Haram tied up the men, women, and children, and then slit many of their throats.
In the other attack gunmen attacked a prison killing 20 people while setting 35 prisoners free.
PERTH NOW – SUSPECTED radical Islamist gunmen have attacked a village in northeast Nigeria, tying up men, women and children before slitting their throats and killing at least 15 in the troubled region’s latest attack.
The assault happened early on Friday morning in the village of Musari on the outskirts of Maiduguri.
The gunmen, suspected of being members of Boko Haram, shouted religious slogans and later ordered people to gather up into a group, said Mshelia Inusa, a primary school teacher in the village.
Chants of “God is great, God is great” followed, he said.
Later, Mr Inusa and others saw corpses with their hands tied behind their backs and their throats cut.
Later Friday morning, an ambulance arrived at the State Specialists Hospital in Maiduguri, accompanied by a group of military vehicles, a security guard said. Agitated soldiers ordered people away, but the guard said he counted at least 15 bodies being brought into the facility’s morgue.
A military spokesman later issued a statement saying only five people had been killed in the village during the attack. However, military and police officials routinely downplay casualty figures because they are under increasing pressure from their superiors to minimise the perceived effects of the ongoing attacks by Boko Haram.
INFORMATION NIGERIA – Mayhem was unleashed on Maiha, a Local Government in Adamawa state that shares a common border with Cameroun when unknown gunmen struck on Friday, leaving no fewer than 20 persons feared dead as well as setting inmates free.
Eyewitnesses said that the Divisional Police station, the prison, the Customs area office, the presidential lodge, all located at the local government headquarters, were completely torched.
The gunmen according to eye witness accounts, stormed the town at about 3: 00am with heavy artillery, overran the police station, carted away arms and ammunition, before proceeding to the prisons where they reportedly set prison inmates free.