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ISWAP kills 16 kidnap aid workers in Borno

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Gunmen suspected to be members of the Islamic State West African Province (ISWAP) in Borno State, have reportedly killed 16 people in a coordinated attack

A source who disclosed this to ecocitytv on Sunday, claimed three members of the Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF), are among those killed in the attack.

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Other deceased victims of the attack according to sources include 13 metal scavengers who were shot dead by ISWAP fighters in Goni Kurmi village in Bama Local Government Area of the state on Saturday.

The source said the fighters, who came in about four utility vehicles and some others riding on motorcycles, surrounded the areas before unleashing terror on them.

Dozens of residents and others have now fled the area, said the source.

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He said they abducted humanitarian workers in the northern part of Borno State on Friday. The incident occurred in Monguno Local Government Area Friday night.

It was also learnt that the attackers who stormed the town through the axis of Marte, through the Gana Ari community in Monguno, went straight to a compound of humanitarian workers and began shooting sporadically, wounding one person in the process.

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“They attempted to steal three vehicles but could not take them out of the compound. They later abducted three workers and left the compound,” the source said.

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The Nigerian Army was yet to issue any statement on the latest attack at the time of filing this report last night.

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