Christmas Eve Attack: Boko Haram burns church, kills Six

The southern part of Borno, Chibok local government area, has yet been struck with another disaster, as six people were killed in an attack by Boko Haram, a church was also burned to the ground.

The insurgents killed six people and burnt down the EYN (Ekklesiyar Yan’uwa a Nigeria) also known as Church of the Brethren in Nigeria in Pemi, a ward under Chibok LGA, The Cable report.

The attack happened on 24 December, on Christmas eve went villagers were preparing for the celebrations.

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About six cars and five other houses of the church were brunt, a source told The Cable.

“The insurgents came in around 5:30 pm through Gogombi.”

“They came in batches of two. The first came in with a motorcycle while the other came in heavy vehicles. As soon as they entered the village, they started shooting sporadically and towards the EYN church.

“Then they set it on fire. They also torched six cars and five other buildings around the church. Some of us ran to the bush, but unfortunately six people were killed in the attack. Christians were to observe Christmas prayers in the church this morning.”

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The report from The Cable also added that soldiers from 117 task force battalion in Chibok were mobilized and arrived at the scene after the insurgents had finished wreaking havoc and left.

The source said it was probably due to the distance as Pemi is about 17 kilometers away from Chibok.


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