Their rams were also stolen by the terrorists
– Some women and women were injured in the attack
Muslims going to their village to celebrate the Eid el-Kabir festival have been attacked by Boko Haram terrorists.
The Punch reports that one person died and some wounded and children were wounded as the attack was carried out Saturday, September 10.
The terrorists opened fire on a convoy of vehicles travelling to Maiduguri from Monguno.
Kabir Hassan who is a bus driver got to the scene shortly after the incidence and confirmed the attack.
“They shot dead a driver and injured two women and a child travelling with him.”
It was reported that the vehicles included traders in a pick-up truck packed with rams for the festival.
When the attack started, traders abandoned their rams and fled and the animals were seized by the terrorists.
Abba Gana who is also a driver confirmed the attack and said one of the vehicles was burnt. He said the wounded have taken to a hospital.
Meanwhile, the air component of the MNJTF, led by the Nigerian Airforce, carried out aerial bombardment of 12 different camps of the terrorists located at border areas with Niger, Chad and Cameroon, destroying the camps and killing some of the terrorists.
The development was disclosed by Col Muhammed Dole, spokesman for the MNJTF, who said that scores of the terrorists also surrendered to troops when they saw that there was no way out for them.
The statement read: “The effects of difficult terrains and unpredictable weather conditions continue to pose serious challenges to the conduct of Operation Gama Wiki.
“However, despite these limitations for the ground forces, the air component of the operation, through successful combined air operations, continue to deny the terrorists freedom of action and movement within the battle fields.
“Recent air strikes and simultaneous clearing operations on 12 identified Boko Haram Terrorists (BHT) camps and hideouts have greatly shattered their cohesion.
“Moreover, continuous blockade of the terrorists main supply routes and arrest of their logistics suppliers caused serious economic hardship and led to the surrender of many terrorists in different locations in the Area of Operation (AOO) of Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF).
“Additionally, the troops of Sector 4 in Diffa Niger Republic tracked and neutralized 4 Boko Haram Terrorists suspected to have attacked the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camp and Two (2) others were arrested at Tumoua village”