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Suspected ISWAP terrorists kill 10 people in Yobe


Suspected ISWAP terrorists kill 10 people in Yobe

By Njadvara MUSA, Maiduguri

The Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorists have killed 10 people in a fresh offensive in Dogsa village of Yobe state.

The villagers were killed on Thursday, April 13, 2023, while they were searching for Shettima Dawi, who went to fetch firewood in Sambisa Forest.

A counter-insurgency expert, in the Lake Chad region, Zagazola Makama, disclosed, yesterday (Saturday), in Maiduguri that Dawi could not return home, as he was ambushed and killed by the terrorists.

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“This prompted Dawi’s relatives and other neighbours to mobilize and search for his whereabouts in the forest,” he said, stating the Dawi was, however, ambushed and killed in the early hours of Friday.

He said that the bodies of the villagers were recovered from the forest and buried on Friday afternoon.

“Shortly after the burial ceremony, the terrorists came to the community,” he said, adding that they threatened the villagers to relocate to other settlements in Gujba Local Council.

A military source in Maiduguri, also stated that the terrorists stormed the Community in a convoy of Hilux trucks and motorcycles on Wednesday evening, and told the residents not to panic about their presence.

“The insurgents, therefore, warned the locals not to reveal their presence to the security agencies,” he said, noting that they had told the villagers that they fear the military forest onslaughts.

The insurgents, according to Makama, later planted Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) to fortify the general area in the forest.

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