Monday, 5 August 2013

Five Persons Feared Dead as Civilian JTF Groups Fight for Territory

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Nigerian JTF troops
About five persons were feared dead in a confrontation between two sets of youth vigilante groups in Borno State at the weekend, residents said Sunday. It was gathered that trouble started in Borno's town of Biu about 185 kilometres from the state capital Maiduguri, when the two groups confronted themselves in a claim of who should hunt for Boko Haram, in the territory.
Biu had witnessed series of killings and bombings carried out by suspected Boko Haram terrorists in recent times, the most recently being the killing last Tuesday of eight persons including a lecturer at the College of Education, Waka, Biu by the suspected terrorists, who were said to have invaded the town, after escaping from their camps in Sambisa and other camps in Borno and Yobe State during a military raid.
Abdullahi Mohammed who sustained gun shot injury during the incident  and currently responding to treatment at an undisclosed hospital, confirmed the incident to journalists yesterday.

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