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‘At Least 70 Killed’ As Boko Haram Sets Borno Village Ablaze

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At least 70 persons have been reportedly killed after Boko Haram fighters attacked Faduma Koloram village in Gubio local government area of Borno state on Tuesday.

The terrorists reportedly invaded the village in gun trucks and motorcycles.

It is also understood that they stole many cattle.

A security source told TheCable that the attack was carried out in the afternoon – in broad daylight

“They accused the people there of spying on them and vowed to teach them lessons. Virtually all the houses in the community was torched,” the source said.

It added that some persons who managed to escape returned to the village hours later to meet their houses in ruins.

The attack on Faduma Koloram is the second known attack on a Borno community within 24 hours.

The insurgents had earlier attacked residents of Malam Karamti village and Daban Shatta, where people were reportedly killed and their houses destroyed.

The Nigerian Army was yet to react to the latest attack as at the time of filing this report.

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