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Scores feared dead as Boko Haram overpower civilian JTF in Borno

Scores feared dead as Boko Haram overpower civilian JTF in Borno

- An attack by some Boko Haram terrorists have left scores of villagers dead in Damboa local government area of Borno state

- The terrorists attacked Gumsiri community on Saturday, June 17

- The terrorists arrived the community at about 6 pm while villagers who were observing Ramadan broke their fast

An attack by some Boko Haram terrorists have left scores of villagers dead in Damboa local government area of Borno state, SaharaReporters reports.

The terrorists NAIJ.com gathered attacked Gumsiri community on Saturday, June 17.

A local hunter who witnessed the attack said the terrorists arrived the community at about 6 pm while villagers who were observing Ramadan broke their fast.

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The hunter said the indigenes of the community which is about 10 kilometres away from Gamboa were forced to flee from the village following the terrorists attack.

Scores feared dead as Boko Haram overpower civilian JTF in Borno

The terrorists attacked Gumsiri community on Saturday, June 17

Also, a member of the Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF) said many of the villagers were feared dead during the attack.

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The CJTF said: "Many may have been killed. Hundreds of civilians fled to Damboa town from Gumsiri. The terrorists arrived at about 6 pm and as of 8.30pm, they were still there."

NAIJ.com also gathered that another hunter resident in Chibok said villagers who flee from the community said the casualty rate may be high.

He also said the villages said the terrorists easily overpowered the CJTF because troops of the Nigerian military were not in the community to help.

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"They overpowered our members in Gumsiri. I can't tell you what the casualty figure is now. We just want to appeal to the Chief of Army Staff to deploy troops to all the villages between Damboa and Chibok. We don't have soldiers in Gumsiri," the hunter said.

You can watch this NAIJ.com TV video of Nigerian Air Force operation against Boko Haram:

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