At least 15 passengers, including motorists were killed when some gunmen suspected to be members of dreaded Boko Haram terrorists laid ambush along Maiduguri -Mafa- Dikwa Road yesterday at about 2:30pm.
Mafa is about 45 kilometres East, while Dikwa is about 70 kilometres drive from Maiduguri that had suffered series of deadly attacks by terrorists in recent times.
The attack on passengers and motorists on this road is the latest by the terror sect Boko Haram, even as the Maiduguri- Damboa -Biu, and Maiduguri- Bama -Gwoza roads have remained a death trap with no security effort to stop the carnage as most people have abandoned these roads for fear of being killed by terrorists who have so far taken over most of the villages along the main road linking the state capital.
Sources said, the gunmen who attacked passengers wore military camouflage uniforms; disguised as soldiers on the main road and intercepted three vehicles with two heading towards Dikwa, while the other was from Gamboru Ngala, a border town with Cameroon Republic before opening fire on the occupants killing over 15 of them and injuring seven others.
A reliable security source told Vanguard that “information available to us this evening indicated that the Maiduguri – Dikwa road is not safe as terrorists laid ambush on passengers and motorists, killing over 15 of them at about 2:30pm, some of our men have been mobilised to the scene, but unfortunately, they only met those killed and the injured in the pool of their blood as the attackers have fled into the surrounding bushes after the carnage,” he said.
Meanwhile, two suicide bombers suspected to be member of dreaded Boko Haram sect in a golf saloon Volkswagen car laden with Improvised Explosive Device, IEDs rammed into a security checkpoints in Konduga Local Government Area of Borno state killing 5 members of vigilante youth popularly known as civilian JTF, while the two suicide bombers also lost their lives with many of the vigilante youth and passersby sustained serious injuries and fire burns.
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