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Borno: Boko Haram “Slaughtered” 75 Elderly People At Community’s Abattoir – Sen. Ndume

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Senator representing south says 75 elderly people were killed by terrorists in a night.

Borno: Boko Haram "Slaughtered" 75 Elderly People At  Community's Abattoir - Sen. Ndume
Borno: Boko Haram “Slaughtered” 75 Elderly People At Community’s Abattoir – Sen. Ndume

Ndume claimed that Boko Haram dragged the elders to the town’s abattoir and slaughtered them like animals.

The lawmaker disclosed this during a stakeholders’ meeting of the Senate Committee on Special Duties and the North East Development Commission () in Maiduguri, on Wednesday.

He lamented that the activities of the insurgents had made him unable to travel home.

Ndume disclosed that in one day, the insurgent also killed several young residents.

He, however, noted that the level of insecurity in Gwoza had overwhelmed security operatives.

He said: “Even as a serving senator, I still cannot go to Gwoza my home town because it is not safe.

“Our security operatives are trying their bests, and we have to give it to them. But the situation is overwhelming.

“There was a time in my home town Gwoza, that about 75 elders most of whom I know personally were dragged by Boko Haram to the town’s abattoir and slaughtered like animals. Only two persons survived because their bodies were covered with other people’s blood and the assailants thought they were dead.

“In the same Gwoza, Boko Haram had in a single day lined up young men and summarily shot them dead. These were just some stand out cases.”

Adelowo Adegboyega
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