Members of the dreaded Boko Haram terrorists have beheaded 11 local charcoal producers in Bale village, Damboa local government area of Borno State.
The terror elements, according to eyewitnesses, rode on camels and took the local loggers unaware around 5 pm on Monday and beheaded them.
The source who is also a member of the vigilante group in the area told Daily Trust that as they were busy working on the charcoal site, suspected Boko Haram members numbering about fifteen on camels surrounded them and started attacking them, saying he saw six people killed instantly before he ran away.
“They came on camels and surrounded us, they were like 15. I ran very fast and they ran after me. Fortunately, I am familiar with the terrain; that was how I escaped.
“Later, we mobilised and went to the scene. Behold, six bodies were on the site but we didn’t hear from the other five persons.
“This morning, an additional five bodies were recovered so we have a total of 11 corpses. So far the soldiers and vigilantes are currently in the area,” he said.
Another local vigilante said the bodies of the victims were recovered at the scene around 5 pm.
“Yes, six persons were recovered from the scene yesterday (Monday) evening and they were dismembered. They were found in a pool of blood because all parts of their bodies were cut into pieces.
“We have buried them this evening according to the Islamic rites. Although five people were missing. We don’t know if they escaped or were abducted,” he said.
Daso Kenneth, Borno State Police Command Public Relations Officer, told WikkiTimes that he was not aware of the incident but promised to get back.