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Painful Death: Boko Haram members behead 11 loggers in Borno

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Ambush Claims Lives of 11 Wood Loggers in Damboa, Borno State

Suspected Boko Haram members riding on camels ambushed and beheaded at least 11 local wood loggers in Damboa Local Government Area of Borno State. The brutal incident unfolded near Bale, a remote village, on Monday.

According to a reliable source within the local vigilante group, the assailants callously rejected pleas for mercy, resulting in the instant and gruesome killing of six wood loggers. Their dismembered bodies were discovered at the scene around 5 pm.

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“We found six bodies of the wood loggers who were butchered by the Boko Haram people from the location on Monday evening. We do not think any of them survived the attack. Their bodies were badly dismembered, and we found them in a pool of blood as all parts of their bodies were cut into pieces,” shared the source.

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Despite the horrific discovery, five wood loggers are still missing, and the vigilante group holds hope that they may have escaped the attack. The assailants, reportedly arriving on camels, surrounded the victims, leaving behind approximately 15 camel footprints.

“We learnt that some of the lucky loggers ran as fast as they could, though they were pursued by the Boko Haram members. Why we also believe the others escaped is because camels don’t run as fast as horses, and more importantly, the victims are familiar with the terrain; that’s why we’re praying that they escape,” explained another member of the vigilante group.

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Currently, the vigilantes, alongside the military, are on-site, combing the woods for any additional information and securing the region against further attacks. This tragic incident underscores the persistent security challenges faced by residents in certain areas of Borno State.

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