According to Sahara Reporters, Boko Haram terrorist attacked Kuruburu village of Damboa local government area of Borno State in the restive northeast of Nigeria in the early hours of today Saturday, August 20, killing seven persons.
A vigilante source revealed that the terrorists stormed the village on motorcycles and shot sporadically. They also abducted women and stole food items.
He said: “They came on motorcycles and started shooting killing seven villagers and more than a dozen are still missing.”
He added “they have carted away all our livestock and foodstuffs after they set the whole village ablaze.”
Meanwhile, the Buhari Media Support Group has sent a message to parents of abducted Chibok girls and #BringBackOurGirls group not to protest as planned.
Following the release of a video by Boko Haram calling for the release of their soldiers in exchange for the abducted girls, the group announced its plan to protest to the presidential villa.
Muhammad Labbo in a statement urged the group not to protest because this may undermine the plans the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government had in rescuing the girls. Labbo noted that “playing politics with the kidnapped Chibok schoolgirls was unhelpful and embarrassing to the government and counterproductive to the silent efforts of the military to rescue them.”
He said the government would frown at attempts to score political gains by mobilising the parents of the girls for a needless protest.
Labbo said “the Bring Back Our Girls Group should not claim monopoly of patriotism and humanity over the government by seeking to undermine the silent efforts of the military to map out strategies to safely rescue the girls.”
“If there was a formula for rescuing the girls within 24 hours unharmed, government would have done that.
”The terrorists have no rules of engagement and therefore, would not mind killing all the hostages if the Nigerian military attempts any rash action.“
”Any rescue attempt that leaves the kidnapped girls dead would not worth it.
“Our armed forces have been working hard on plans and strategies of how to rescue the girls but don’t have to publicise their plans because absolute secrecy is needed. ”The primary objective of any rescue mission is to get the hostages alive and unharmed.”