Attacks by the Boko Haram on a Christian farming village in Nigeria on Saturday has left 106 residents dead.
Nearly 100 militants from the Nigerian Islamic terrorist group seeking to eradicate Christianity from the African country and instate Shariah law, entered the city on trucks and motorcycles on Feb 15, witness Ali Ndume has reported to the BBC.
Boko Haram terrorists overwhelmed the town, opened fire on and hacked to death male residents who had gathered in the town square. From there, they marched door to door, searching for men who had attempted to hide, brutally shooting or cutting the throats of their victims. They also took the life of a grandmother who had attempted to save her grandson’s life.
The local government chairman of nearby Madgali district, Maina Ularamu, told CNN that Boko Haram also looted the town’s shops and businesses and “loaded all their spoils into vehicles owned by residents and fled into the bush.”
Dozens of terrified residents subsequently fled their village to Ularamu’s district in Adamawa state.
“All the dead bodies of the victims are still lying in the streets,” resident Abubakar Usman told Reuters. “We fled without burying them, fearing the terrorists were still lurking in the bushes.”
The Nigerian military left the area after nine of their soldiers were killed last week, leaving a region long-vulnerable to Boko Haram attacks even more exposed. They were reportedly not present throughout the five hour attack.
The massacre followed on the heels of another attack on Saturday morning where Boko Haram stormed Doron Baga, a fishing village along Lake Chad.