Boko Haram invades Mafa Village, Borno, kills 32

Gunmen suspected to be Boko Haram members on Sunday night attacked and killed at least 32 people in Mafa Village, some 45km east of Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, officials and a witness said.

PREMIUM TIMES gathered that the villagers had been forewarned of the attack and many of them fled their homes about a week ago.

The warnings were allegedly handed down by Boko Haram members via leaflets dropped around the village.

According to the Senator representing Borno Central, Ahmed Zannah, the gunmen not only massacred the hapless villagers, but also razed down the entire village.

Mr. Zannah told journalists that two police officers died in a bomb explosion targeted at an Armoured Personnel Carrier while they were trying to evacuate injured victims. Read more

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