Some members of the terror group, Boko Haram, dressed in military uniform, crept upon worshipping villagers in a mosque in Konduga, 34km southeast of Maiduguri, and shot dead at least 44 worshippers, injuring 26 others, sources said.
A House of Assembly member representing
Konduga in the State Assembly, Ali Dalori, confirmed the attack to
journalists, but declined giving details of the casualty.
security guard, who pleaded anonymity at the Accident and Emergency ward
of the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital, confirmed to PREMIUM
TIMES that 26 persons were brought to the hospital on Sunday.
are admitted here in the A and E ward and others have been taken to the
Amenity Ward; we are under instructions not to allow visitors into the
ward, please,” said the security guard.
The Konduga attack coincided
with a similar attack on Ngom village, 5km east of Maiduguri, where
about 12 villagers were killed. An operative of the vigilante in
Maiduguri tagged Civilian-JTF, Usman Musa, told reporters in Maiduguri
that a troop of soldiers and youth vigilante had been deployed to
Konduga on Sunday but met a fierce resistance from the heavily armed
“We lost four of our members in the Civilian-JTF when
they arrived Konduga yesterday, I don’t know about the soldiers; but it
was a very bad incident yesterday. Some of our members made it back on
foot through bush paths this morning,” Musa said.
The Military Joint
Task Force, JTF, is yet to speak on the latest Borno Killings while some
Nigerians have continued to question the effectiveness of the State of
Emergency in Borno and neighbouring Yobe and Adamawa states as the
killings by insurgents continue.
The Boko Haram leader, Abubakar
Shekau, has in a video, claimed the responsibility for the killings in
Konduga and earlier ones in Gamboru and others that led to the death of
at least 14 soldiers.