Members of the Boko Haram sect last night around
10pm attacked the Pela Birni village of Hawul LGA
of Borno state, killing at least 2 people and burning
down churches and houses. Reports say the men
came into the Christian dominated village with AK
47 rifles and other powerful explosives which they
used to shoot people indiscriminately and also set
homes and churches ablaze. Amongst the churches
destroyed was the Church of the Brethren.
Chairman of Hawul Local Government Area, Dr.
Andrew Usman Malgwi confirmed the incident and
said he has informed the higher authorities
“Yes there was an attack in one of my village
yesterday which led to wanton killings and
destruction of property. We have communicated to
relevant security agencies on the matter who have
swung into action with a view to apprehend the
perpetrators, we have also mobilized our people to
ascertain the damage and assist the displaced
Persons as an interim measure” he said.