ISWAP k!lls 16, kidnap three humanitarian workers in Borno

Gunmen suspected to be members of the Islamic State West African Province (ISWAP) in Borno State, have reportedly k!lled 16 people, including three members of the Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF).

According Daily Trust report, On Saturday, June 18, 13 metal scavengers were shot de@d by ISWAP fighters in Goni Kurmi village in Bama Local Government Area of the state .

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Security intelligence told Zagazola Makama, a counter-insurgency expert and security analyst in Lake Chad that the victims were 11 males and 2 females.

According to the source, 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 k!lled when suspected ISWAP fighters attacked them and abducted humanitarian workers in Monguno Local Government Area on Friday night, June 17.

It was also gathered that the attackers who stormed the town through the axis of Marte, through the Gana Ari community in Monguno, went straight to a compound of humanitarian workers and began shooting sporadically, wounding one person in the process.

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 k!lled 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.

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