Thursday, June 5, 2014

They Asked Us To Converge At The Centre Of The Village, Shouted Allahu-Akbar And Shot At Us- Boko Haram Survivors

At least 200 villagers may have died in Borno State after gunmen believed to be members of the extremist Boko Haram sect, but dressed in military uniforms attacked villages in Gwoza Local Government Area of Borno State, government officials and eyewitnesses have said.

Premium Times gathered from reliable sources that the villages of Attagara, Agapalawa and Aganjara, all in Gwoza Local Government Area, were on Monday attacked by gunmen who pretended to be soldiers.


Commenting on the attack, the senator representing the area, Muhammed Ndume, said his constituents were under the siege of the Boko Haram insurgent group.

The residents of these communities had suffered several attacks including the shooting of nine worshippers in a church in Attagara Village during a church service last Sunday. The killing sparked off reprisal from emboldened villagers who chased the attackers and got killed four of them while three others were arrested.

On Monday, while the villagers were mourning the loss of those who died on Sunday, information dribbled around the neighbourhood that the insurgents might attack again.

The villagers said they informed the military personnel in Gwoza town but were not taken seriously, even though the soldiers promised to follow up on the report.

“When the attackers came, most residents of the community actually thought they were military personnel. It didn’t occur to them they are Boko Haram. Over 200 corpses are laying in the villages now yet to be buried,” said one Ngalamuda Ibrahim, a resident of Gwoza.

Another resident of Attagara whose four younger brothers were killed during the Monday carnage said “they came in military Hilux; and we all thought they were the soldiers that we earlier reported that the insurgents might attack us.”

“When they came in over 10 Hilux vehicles, we all felt relieved that at last the military had arrived, so we went to them and they told us that ‘we are soldiers and we are here to protect you all.’

“They then urged all of us to converge at a particular spot at the centre of the village; we all complied; but when they saw that a sizeable number of us had converged, they began to shout ‘Allahu-Akbar, Allahu-Akbar’ on top of their voices, then they began to fire at the people continuously for a very long time until all that gathered were all dead”, said the source who is a community leader but would not say his name for fear of his personal safety.

“I lost four of my blood brothers in the massacre”, the source added. “I was lucky to escape because I was not very close by when the gunmen started shooting at our people, I was going round to inform people that the soldiers had come and they wanted to address us; I managed to escape through villages in Adamawa State and later made it to Maiduguri.”

“We are under siege in Gwoza”, said Mr. Ndume, who is also a native of Gwoza local government.

“Over six wards of Gwoza local government have been taken over by insurgents, who also mount their flags in those areas.

“We had a meeting with the governor and the GOC (General Officer Commanding of the Nigeria Army 7 Division); and the GOC assured us that troops would be sent there immediately to go rescue the situation; the Borno state governor gave the military all the needed logistics at his disposal to assist them go rescue the villagers, especially where the insurgents were said to have hoisted flags.

“It is sad that we have to wait till now that people are being killed for government to take action. We know that for long, the road to Gwoza from Maiduguri had been a no-go area even for the soldiers.

“It is a known fact that soldiers of the Nigerian army have been overstretched in both human and material capacity; the federal government has to rise to the occasion to give these soldiers the needed support to work. Two major federal government bridges leading to Gwoza have been bombed and no one seemed concerned about this,” he said.

Premium Times learnt that most of the survivors of the attacks, especially women and children, fled to the neighbouring Cameroon territories as most villages around Gwoza town had either been attacked or sacked by the Boko Haram insurgents.


The attacks on Borno communities have continued despite an emergency rule in place in the state.

25 comments:

  1. Hiiaa oooo!!! Speechless !

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  2. This is serious

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  3. Hmmmm na wa oooo, do they want to clear every soul in that state ? Action should be taken naw. DERA MI

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  4. God please, heal our land.



    #NaMeTalkAm

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  5. when will all this stop? I this is too much o

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  6. The chief of army staff needs to be retired n replaced, he's clueless.

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    1. The Governor of Borno State is a fucking blood sucker!!

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  7. BLOG ANALYSER: this is sad

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  8. Nigeria: A Programmed Failed State - REPORT by : HONSYLGLOBAL

    Nigeria was doomed from the very start because it was contrived fraudulently by the British, at Independence.This runs to the centre of this Project.

    An analysis of the remorseful outburst from one of the then principal actors on BEN-TV UK (Sir Harold Smith) revealed a Can of Worms-How Census Figures were falsified in favour of the North to Foist a Weak Leadership on Nigeria and their Contributions to Military Ascendancy. Available evidence does not support denial by the Cabal as one does not expect a desert to have more inhabitants.

    Power levers were passed on to a Cabal (Mafia)using language and the fa├žade, Monolithic North through the Media (BBC Hausa Radio Service) to foster and subordinate our National Political leadership. They had with this mindset encouraged Northern population, Impoverishment, Illiteracy, Religious bigotry, Border infiltration, Terrorism, Arms Importation, etc.

    Boko Haram and other terrorists are the foot soldiers of Fulani Caliphate. The Hausa-Fulani only profess One Nigeria when one of their likes is the President under the control of the Sultan and Emirs.
    This same cabal have been the Nations's albatross, despite ruling Nigeria more like forever
    without improving the lives of their people. They deliberately created Poverty, Almajiris to inflame terrorism and punish other parts of the North. The Cabal through the Muslim North have always sacrificed human blood in the form of the Almajiris, the Igbos, Yorubas and the Christian North whenever they wish to revolt against a political system, that swings against them.

    We should see the facts for what they are, the Fulani Cabal are ready to sell their souls to the devil to ensure that political power, is transferred to the core North. Tinubu, who is presently associating with the Cabal for the sole purpose of holding on to the Southwest, will be the first to be devoured. But for the magnitude of corruption in the GEJ administration, no sensible Nigerian will dare spare a thought about allowing the Muslim North capture leadership, ever again. It is like rewarding terrorism or the political Boko Haram. The blood of the dead souls will not allow me to. If APC cannot come along with a Northern Christian candidate or Fashola, most reasonable Nigerians will prefer the present devil in power, the risks are too high to contemplate.

    With all these scenarios, the Muslim North held the nation hostage with a firm grip since Independence and explains the rationale for the failures in all spheres of our national life. The facts speak for themselves. The 2015 break-up intelligence by America was a coordinated attempt at restitution for the past, when leadership was awarded to the weakest link. It is an indication of the inclination of the world Powers to lead in a genuine democratization of the power equation. This attitudinal change had to do with the negative impact of Nigerian migration on the West, Islam linked-terrorism and the Crude oil resources in the Niger Delta.

    The 2015 general election is a No-no for me. The Political struggle between the different tribes is basically for the national cake.We can discourage this with a view to baking a bigger cake. The Fulani Cabal are never interested in this. Let us not deceive ourselves,let there be no election in 2015 but rather we should allow all these dead woods expire in 2017. This nation needs to be restructured significantly.

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    1. Jonathan's speech on democracy day

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    2. Ehn ehn, we should allow Jona stay till 2017 abi? You didn't need to waste all the words-we already know who sent you. Foolish man.

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  9. We want an end to this

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  10. There is God ooo

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  11. Lord please have mercy

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  12. What is this countyr turning to

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  13. Nd dey wil say, dey re nt muslim, wicked pple

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  14. Collabo Btw Army n BH

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  15. what a country...#endtimes tins#DOVE

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  16. what a country...#endtime tins#DOVE

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  17. Somewhere in Sudan, an Islamic brother is gonna watch his sister get executed bcos she has refused to convert to Islam. In Nigeria, the BH are killing people in Allah's name. Is this what Allah preaches? Why are Muslims always somewhat associated with violence?

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    1. My brother, you need not ask cos that's what their religion preaches if not that they are trying hard to concede the truth which is very much late.
      Innocent souls are being shot and you are chanting your so-called God's name in the process, what does that mean to anyone who cares to reason it?
      You muslims are aleady lost, entamgled, trapped.

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