More than 50 people were feared dead with scores sustaining gunshot injuries when a group of suspected Boko Haram terrorists invaded Kirawa village of Gwoza local government area of Borno state.
According to Vanguard, the incident took place on Thursday, September 3 when traders and buyers were observing their market day in Kirawa.
Sources revealed that the insurgents, who were armed with weapons including AK47 rifles and petrol bombs, invaded Kirawa on market day and wreaked havoc leaving 53 people dead with over 100 injured.
“Fifty-three of our people were shot dead with over 100 injured when a group of terrorists invaded our market square. The market always attracted Cameroonian traders and customers.
“Twenty-four hours after the deadly attack on our market, two female suicide bombers who attempted to detonated their Improvised Explosive Devices strapped on their bodies were arrested by combine team of residents and youth vigilante on Friday after Juma’at prayers”.
Another source who also hails from Kirawa but resides in Maiduguri, the state capital, said that he received a distress call from one of his fleeing family members who crossed over to the Cameroon Republic after the attack left scores of people in Kirawa dead.
“One of my family member from Kirawa called me on Friday evening that our community have been under deadly attack by insurgents, they had to flee to Cameroon before they get access to telecommunication services as most of the telecom masts in Kirawa and other communities in the Behring mountains (Bayan Dutse) were destroyed last year by terrorists”.
Barely two days ago a group of insurgents laid siege to Kolori and Ba’ana Imam villages of Damboa local government area killing 23 residents, with several others injured.