Boko Haram Christmas Eve attack claims 7 lives in Borno

Charles Nwoke, Nigeria

December 26, 2020 

Update created on December 25, 2020 

At least seven persons are reportedly killed by Boko Haram terrorists on Friday during a Christmas Eve attack on a village in Nigeria’s defiant northeast.

Security forces had earlier warned against an increased risk and tendency of witnessing attacks during the Christian holiday of Christmas.

Abwaku Kabu, a vigilante leader, said that unknown gunmen in trucks and motorcycles invaded Pemi, a predominantly Christian village in Borno state on Thursday, shooting ‘indiscriminately’ and setting houses on fire.

Nigerian communities today have resorted for self-defense to armed vigilantes, who work alongside the army and other security agencies.

He said, “The terrorists killed seven people, burnt 10 homes and looted food supplies that were meant to be distributed to residents to celebrate Christmas,” Kabu said.

According to Ayuba Alamson, a local community leader, a body was found on Friday morning, raising the number of dead to seven people.