Monday, 4 September 2017

Boko-Haram Kills 11 Displaced Persons in Banki IDP Camp

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Uproar was again encountered this time at the internally displaced person’s camp in Banki Town of Borno State with a boarder adjoining Cameroon where a member of civil society organisation (CSO) told journalists that eleven 11 IDP’s had lost their lives

The CSO member, Mr. Ibrahim Tom, while speaking with journalists after his return from the border town, said 11 persons were killed, three persons injured and four boys abducted by Boko Haram insurgents from the IDP camps in the town.
Tom, who claimed that he was on the entourage with officials of Borno State Emergency Management Agency (BOSEMA) and the Caretaker Chairman of Bama Local Government Area to the area on Saturday, said: “I went to Banki in the afternoon with Bama LGA chairman and SEMA to follow up on the incident in Banki. According to report from both the military and IDPs leaders, 11 people were killed, three injured and four boys abducted.”
It was earlier been reported in some media that suspected members of Boko Haram sneaked into the IDP camp in Banki town and murdered at least 18 youths at about 11p.m. on Friday and forcibly took away many others.
The report had claimed that the insurgents during the attack, did not use guns or bombs, but swords and sharp knives to carry out their dastardly acts. Tom said during the visit, it was learnt that  the insurgents also looted food items from the IDPs.
He said the foodstuffs were later recovered by the military.
Tom said there was an urgent need to deploy more police to the area in order to improve community relationship and to strengthen security around the camp.

He said: “Community policing among the IDPs themselves is essential to minimise infiltrators.”

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