At least 16 individuals have been slain in Borno State by suspected members of the Islamic State West African Province (ISWAP), including three members of the Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF).
According to the Daily Trust, ISWAP members shot and killed 13 metal scavengers in Goni Kurmi village in the state’s Bama Local Government Area on Saturday, June 18.
Security intelligence told Zagazola Makama, a counter-insurgency expert and security analyst in Lake Chad that the victims were 11 males and 2 females.
He said the fighters, who came in about four utility vehicles and some others riding on motorcycles, surrounded the areas before unleashing terror on them.
Similarly, three members of the CJTF were killed when suspected ISWAP fighters attacked them and abducted humanitarian workers in Monguno Local Government Area on Friday night, June 17.
It was gathered that the attackers who stormed the town through the axis of Marte came in through the Gana Ari community in Monguno then went straight to a compound of humanitarian workers and began shooting sporadically.
The sources said that they attempted to steal three vehicles, but could not take them out of the compound. They later abducted three workers and left the compound.
“They proceeded to a compound of the State Emergency Management Agency(SEMA), and took one hilux vehicle before proceeding to attack and killed three members of Civilian Joint Task Force and burnt their vehicle. One other member was shot on his leg.” a source said.
The Nigerian Army was yet to issue any statement on the latest attack.