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B/Haram kills 6, injures 4 in Borno

At least six residents of Borno State have been killed and four others injured at Bakassi Joint on the outskirts of Gajiram, the headquarters of…

At least six residents of Borno State have been killed and four others injured at Bakassi Joint on the outskirts of Gajiram, the headquarters of Nganzai LGA of Borno State.

The House of Assembly member representing Nganzai constituency, Hon. Mohammed Ali Gajiram, has confirmed the attack, saying it happened on Sunday night.

He said nine insurgents rounded up the group of pokers who were playing the cards and other local games around 8pm and opened fire on them.

“We received a distress call two days ago that some Boko Haram terrorists took advantage of one of the porous areas of the trenches dug by security agencies and sneaked into Gajiram town.

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“They went straight to Bakassi Joint where mostly youths gather to play cards and other games. After surrounding the whole area, they opened fire on the innocent citizens, killing six people, while four others sustained injuries.

“The police commissioner has since visited the scene of the incident and directed that the remains of the dead be buried, and our people in the community conducted their internment according to Islamic rites.

“There was also a joint security meeting that involved all stakeholders in Gajiram the following day to prevent future occurrence of this dastardly act,” the lawmaker said.