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R.I.P: Boko Haram Kill 44 Muslim During Prayers On Sunday

Some members of the terror group, Boko
Haram, dressed in military uniform, crept
upon worshipping villagers in a mosque in
Konduga, 34km southeast of Maiduguri,
and shot dead at least 44 worshippers,
injuring 26 others, sources said.
A House of Assembly member
representing Konduga in the State
Assembly, Ali Dalori, confirmed the attack
to journalists, but declined giving details of
the casualty.

A hospital security guard, who pleaded
anonymity at the Accident and Emergency
ward of the University of Maiduguri
Teaching Hospital, confirmed to PREMIUM
TIMES that 26 persons were brought to the
hospital on Sunday.

“Some are admitted here in the A and E
ward and others have been taken to the
Amenity Ward; we are under instructions
not to allow visitors into the ward, please,”
said the security guard.
The Konduga attack coincided with a
similar attack on Ngom village, 5km east of
Maiduguri, where about 12 villagers were
killed. An operative of the vigilante in
Maiduguri tagged Civilian-JTF, Usman
Musa, told reporters in Maiduguri that a
troop of soldiers and youth vigilante had
been deployed to Konduga on Sunday but
met a fierce resistance from the heavily
armed terrorists.

“We lost four of our members in the
Civilian-JTF when they arrived Konduga
yesterday, I don’t know about the soldiers;
but it was a very bad incident yesterday.
Some of our members made it back on
foot through bush paths this morning,”
Musa said.

The Military Joint Task Force, JTF, is yet to
speak on the latest Borno Killings while
some Nigerians have continued to question
the effectiveness of the State of Emergency
in Borno and neighbouring Yobe and
Adamawa states as the killings by
insurgents continue.

The Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau,
has in a video, claimed the responsibility
for the killings in Konduga and earlier ones
in Gamboru and others that led to the
death of at least 14 soldiers.

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