Terrorists Ambush Motorists, Kill Soldier, 3 Civilians In Borno As Ndume Seeks Synergy

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Suspected Boko Haram terrorists at the weekend ambushed motorists and passengers including Soldiers and members of Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF) on escort convoy along Gwoza-Limankara-Uvaha Road in Gwoza local government area of Borno State, killing one soldier and three passengers.

Reliable sources said the terrorists also set ablaze five commercial vehicles, including a security patrol vehicle, adding that scores of motorists and passengers have either been abducted or remianed missing.

This is as the Senator representing Borno South senatorial district, Mohammed Ali Ndume, called for collaboration between military and youths in Gwoza LGA to end the renewed killings in the area.

The sources added that the incident took place at about 5pm on Saturday, but due to communication gap, information about the attack did not come until Sunday afternoon.

Senator Ndume said he was informed about the road ambush and other attacks by Boko Haram terrorists, but could not ascertain the number of casualties.

“Yes seriously, I was informed about the road ambush and other attacks by Boko Haram terrorists, but could not ascertain the number of casualties, especially the road ambush by terrorists on Saturday in Gwoza.

“I knew that since the rainy season set in, several people, particularly farmers in Gwoza, were killed by terrorists.

“Although, the military has been doing its best in eliminating remnants of Boko Haram terrorists in the North-East, but more need to be done considering the renewed killings in my constituency (Borno South) like Gwoza town.

“I want to also appeal to youths in Gwoza to wake up from their slumber and join the fight against Boko Haram like what youths in Biu, Hawul, Askira-Uba, Chibok and other local government areas are doing in complementing efforts of security agencies in the fight against terrorism which have brought relative peace in those areas.

“I want to also call on the local government authorities in Gwoza to support men of the Civilian JTF, as well as the military to intensify efforts and address the renewed killings in Gwoza and its environs.

“It is regretable to inform you that most of these killings in Gwoza are perpetrated by youths in Gwoza, who have joined Boko Haram and refused to surrender as witnessed in recent times. Therefore, i reiterate that youths in Gwoza should please stop demonstration or rioting whenever there was an attack, rather, they should join the forefront in the fight against Boko Haram like what is obtainable in many communities.

“My appeal to the military is to deploy more troops in Gwoza so that they can finish the work they have started, so that these intermittent attacks on our farmers will stop. People are seriously living in fear, they are scared of going about their economic activities, our farmers are no longer going to their farms to harvest their crops due to fear of the unknown, and it’s very worrisome,” Senator Ndume lamented.


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