Boko Haram attacks in Borno and Katsina
Nigeria states Borno and Katsina witnessed attacks from Boko Haram terrorist group. Both states recorded scores of deaths from the attacks on June 9.
As Borno confirmed 81 deaths, Katsina recorded 40, with many sustaining degrees of injuries. Houses were reportedly set ablaze and dozens of women raped.
Among killed 81 civilian and scores injured when suspected members of Boko Haram sect on June 9 invaded Zowo village, 34km away from Gubio town, in Borno state.
The attack also saw the killing of 23 animals, including cows, donkeys, goats and sheep’s.
Reports indicated on June 9 that 69 people were killed instantly during the attack, while 12 others lost their lives on June 10 after sustaining severe gunshot injuries, and in the process of fleeing into the bush, the victims died, bringing the total casualties to 81. “The insurgents burnt around 250 homes and looted goods. They said the act was to punish residents whom they alleged were providing information on their movement to security agencies” a security source told SaharaReporters.
Major General John Enenche (pictured), the Coordinator Defense Media Operations made a press statement:
“In continuation of aggressive clearance operations across the North-East aimed at decisively ending terrorism in the region, more Boko Haram/ISWAP criminals have been neutralised while others have been arrested.
“On 8 June 2020, troops of 192 Battalion, Gwoza, Borno State conducted a daring and well-coordinated commando raid on a Boko Haram criminals’ hideout at Kwatara on the Mandara Mountains. The successful operation led to the neutralization of several terrorists while many others fled with gunshot wounds”.