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Saturday, 10 June 2017

Boko Haram slit throat of four villagers

Boko Haram have slit the throats of four villagers in revenge for the arrest of a senior member of the jihadist group. Ten gunmen on motorbikes stormed the Cameroonian border village of Hambagda near Gwoza on Thursday before kidnapping six people and killing four others.


"They asked people to assemble but everyone started running towards the bush. They seized six people in the confusion and slaughtered four while two managed to escape." residents told AFP.

The attack came a day after soldiers arrested Boko Haram commander Adamu Rugurugu during a village raid.

They said the jihadists who attacked Hambagda on Thursday afternoon decided to slit their victims’ throats instead of shooting them to avoid attracting the attention of troops stationed in Gwoza, two kilometres (1.2 miles) away.

"The attack was evidently in reprisal for the arrest of a Boko Haram kingpin who has been terrorising the village," Buba said.

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