Suspected members of the dreaded terrorist sect, Boko Haram, staged an attack on Borno highway, killing 10 persons and abducting a woman and her two-year- old child.
“We were coming back from Cross Kawa on Monday at about 2.30pm when Boko Haram members appeared in about 10 vehicles, including an LX 470 jeep and opened fire on motorists on the road,” a driver who fled the scene of the incident, Ali Yakub, narrated to newsmen in Maiduguri on Wednesday
Yakub, narrating his ordeal said that the incident which occurred at Madari village on the Maiduguri- Baga Road, left him badly shaken as he saw “a man who looks like a Chadian in a Hilux vehicle mounted with Multi Purpose Machine gun opening fire on any vehicle he came across.”
Yakub said he was spared by the group who asked where he hailed from and he told them he came from Yusufari and that he was heading to Bindari with his passengers.
He said he witnessed the sect members slaughtering the driver and five passengers of a Peugeot vehicle.
“They also abducted a young woman and her two years old child. A Mercedes Benz driver on top speed was shot at and killed with all the occupants of his car,” Yakub said.