A gang of fleeing Boko Haram terrorists have killed seven policemen and four residents of Bayamari community in Yobe.
The policemen were slaughtered, while protecting the border community from insurgents’ attack, after fleeing military operations in Sambisa Forest, Borno state.
Confirming the incident Wednesday in Damaturu, the Yobe state capital, Audu Yahaya, a Civilian JTF assisting the Army fight insurgency disclosed: “The terrorists killed seven villagers and four policemen; while trying to protect the community from being overrun with casualties.”
He said the terrorists, after fleeing troops’ aggressive onslaught, launched an attack on Bayamari village Tuesday by 12:15pm.
According to him, the fallen policemen paid the supreme price; while attempting to protect the villagers from terrorists’ attack. His words: “The terrorists launched their attack from their newly-established camps in the Malari Zango River Forest, Abduri and Buhari.
“Other new hideouts include Degltura, Kayidiri, Garinb Liman, Gumsari Gagala and Gorrgo in Yunusari Local Government Area.” He said that recently the terrorists had been fleeing Bama, Gwoza, Damboa and the Lake Chad region, where military operations are ongoing. He said the fleeing and relocations of insurgents, was to seek permanent refuge on fringes of Sambisa Forest.
“Some terrorists infiltrate into various communities; where they rented houses and pretend to be businessmen,” he said, noting that those that could not hide their identities, are forced to establish camps and tents in the Sasawa Forest and along Kumadugu-Yobe River Basin.