04/15/2020 Nigeria (International Christian Concern) – PremiumTimes has reported that Boko Haram killed at least eight people in an attack that took place on April 12 near the village of Auno. Travelers were driving along Maiduguri-Damaturu highway when the terrorists tried to stop them. According to the new agency, the driver of the first vehicle did not want to stop. When he tried to drive past, the terrorist opened fire on his vehicle. They were able to hit it enough to force him to stop. The extremists then forced a few vehicles to stop and made everyone get out.
Two individuals were killed on the spot. After this, they abducted another 13 people. According to new reports from the agency and locals, six more people were killed shortly after when one of the terrorist’s vehicles broke down. They killed the six abductees instead of trying to take them further. This took place less than two kilometers from the initial attack site.
Despite local’s reporting the case, the military initially tried to claim that the attack did not take place. This has been the Nigerian governments main stance with attacks. They often try to hide them and constantly claim that Boko Haram has been defeated. This is their way of trying to lessen the backlash from these continued attacks after President Buhari guaranteed ending the insurgency. It is time that the government stopped trying to hide these attacks and just admitted that they are incapable of defeating this insurgent group without the help of outside entities.
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