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Boko Haram: Four IDPs beheaded in Maiduguri

Boko Haram terrorists yesterday beheaded four internally displaced persons, IDPs, in Dalori-1 Camp of Maiduguri, Borno State.

Premium Times reports they were beheaded Saturday, May 20 while hunting outside the camp.

The remains of the four victims were buried on Sunday by other IDPs.

Two other IDPs who were among a 12-man hunting troop were yet to be seen on Sunday evening.

A search team found the four the decapitated bodies some few kilometres from the Dalori camp along the Maiduguri-Bama road.

Sources familiar with the incident said the attacked IDPs were also volunteer members of the local vigilante, Civilian-JTF, who often hunt for games which they either cook to beef up their protein needs or sell to earn money.

Alai Goni an IDP from Bama said, “Six of the IDP hunters managed to run back late afternoon of Saturday to inform us at the camp that they were attacked by Boko Haram fighters.

“When we waited for the six others to return and they did not, we decided to go in search for them. About 6km away from the camp, we came to a riverbank and we saw a man watering his horse. The man simply pointed to us where the corpses of the four slain men were dumped. We became suspicious of him and we had to arrest him and bring him to the security personnel at the gate of Dalori-1 camp.

“Unfortunately, we could not immediately find the decapitated heads of three of them; we only found three bodies without their heads, while the fought one whose head was not separated from his body, had some kind of sharp word forcefully driven into his forehead.”


Solomon Obende
Solomon Obende is a graduate of Public Administration from the prestigious Ambrose Alli University who is passionate about communications for development. He is proficient in crafting effective social media strategies. He listens to Jimmy Cliff's songs daily.

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