No fewer than 11 persons have been confirmed to have died including 4 soldiers and hundreds of houses torched when the Boko Haram militants attacked outskirts of Maiduguri on Tuesday night, May 7th.
iDONSABI gathers that the Boko Haram militants stormed in military-style convoys and went ahead to attack Molai on the outskirts of Maiduguri at about 6:30 pm, killing 11 persons and injuring 12 others.
A member of the Civilian Joint Task Force domiciled in Molai identified as Mohammed Abdul stated that the attackers came with explosives and threw them into their houses.
“We lost 11 persons in the attacks, 4 civilians in Molai and 7 others at check points including 4 soldiers. We dont know how many people are currently at hospital but many were wounded, we are still looking for our families now since last night, many are yet to reunite with their families.”
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Ali Umar, known to be a resident in the area also stated that the fire was so large and all their food items were set on fire after looting.
Ali Umar said in a statement:
“The destruction is too much for us to bear, all our houses was burnt down and our shops looted as well burnt down. All the source of our livelihood is gone. We are helpless! It is unfortunate that the authority concerns are not doing much to protect us, the soldiers were telling us yesterday to run because they don’t want to die. I think it is high time we stand up and face reality.
“We can’t go beyond 5km from Molai without seeing Boko Haram and everytime we keep reporting to them (the army) but nothing was done about it.”