Wednesday, Boko Haram burnt down five churches in a predominantly Christian village in southern Borno State. The attack, which took place late at night, targeted churches in Kwajaffa, Tashan Alade and other communities in Hawul Local Government Area, which border Garkida, a town in neighboring Adamawa state which, Saturday, received a letter from Boko Haram threatening an impending attack.
08/04/2014 Nigeria (allAfrica) – At least five churches in Kwajaffa, Tashan Alade and other communities in Hawul Local Government Area of Borno State were on Wednesday set ablaze by suspected members of Boko Haram terrorists.
Hawul, a predominantly Christian community in southern part of the state, also shares local boundary with Garkida town of Adamawa State, which came under attack by some insurgents last Sunday, killing two soldiers and three civilians and setting ablaze a police station.
Hawul is about 30 kilometres to Biu Local Government Area and 220 kilometres drive from Maiduguri, the state capital, which is witnessing series of attacks by terrorists suspected to have formed their camps aroung Zhur, Pelachiroma and Kwajaffa hills and valleys.
Our correspondent gathered that the gunmen invaded the affected communities on Wednesday in the night, targeting only churches using Improvised Explosive Devices and petrol bombs before setting them ablaze.