The Boko Haram Terrorist group has killed not less than five residents of the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camp in Damboa Local Government Area of Borno State.
According to sources quoted in the report, eight persons had left the IDP camp on Sunday in search of firewood but were believed to have been attacked when they didn’t return in good time.
This prompted officials to declare them missing and Vigilantes embarked on a search and rescue mission to bring them back.
One of the Vigilantes identified as Abu Damboa told Daily Trust that he and his colleagues embarked on the search mission only to discover the lifeless bodies of five of those who left the IDP camp.
The whereabouts of three others are still unknown.
He added that the heads had been cut off from the bodies when they found them.
“We got the report to that some IDPs were missing. So, we swang into action but later found five of them beheaded two kilometres away from the scene where they were falling trees.
“It was disheartening to see fellow human beings slaughtered like animals, they were all displaced persons, “Abu said.
Humanitarian sources added that the five victims have been buried on Sunday afternoon according to Islamic rites.
“Information received was that eight IDPs who went in search of firewood outside Damboa town some 6-8kms were abducted.
“Five dead bodies out of the eight missing IDPs were recovered this morning,” a humanitarian source revealed.
Meanwhile, the Chief of Army Staff, Major General Ibrahim Attahiru, has ordered troops of Operation Lafiya Dole in the North-East to recapture Marte and Ngala LGA of Borno State within 48-hour.
Naija News reports that Boko Haram insurgents recently attacked and took over Marte and Ngala LGA in Borno.
Speaking to troops on Sunday in Dikwa, the new CoAS also directed troops to clear Kirenowa, Kirta, Wulgo, Chikingudo communities of Marte and Ngala LGAs in the state.