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‘Those Who Died Were Killed By Stray Bullets,’ Damasak Survivors Recount Insurgents Attack

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Residents of Damasak in the northern part of Borno State have narrated their ordeal in the latest Boko Haram attack on the town that left at least 12 people dead and several injured.

The Tuesday attack was the sixth within two weeks in the chain of insurgent attacks on Damasak, the headquarters of Mobbar Local Government Area of the state.

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“What we saw with our eyes on that day … they (the insurgents) came around 4pm until daybreak, and we heard them giving instructions on the houses to be burnt,” one of the survivors Mustapha Maina said.

‘Those Who Died Were Killed By Stray Bullets,’ Damasak Survivors Recount Insurgents Attack

“The gunshots in the town were so much that we did not know where to hide. We buried up to 12 people. There are a lot of our people by the riverbank at the Niger border – it is just a five-minute drive from here.

“They (the insurgents) were speaking Hausa, Shuwa, Kanuri and Fulani languages. They told us not to run, that they won’t touch us. Those who died were killed by stray bullets; they were not direct targets,” he added.

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