NAF Jet Fighter Bombs Borno Village, Kills Ten Unarmed Villagers – Residents


NAF Jet Fighter Bombs Borno Village, Kills Ten Unarmed Villagers – ResidentsA jet fighter of Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has allegedly bombed a village in Borno State killing about 10 unarmed villagers on March 20, 2014, Thursday.
According to the residents of Kayamla Village, located about 20km south of the capital city of Borno state, Maiduguri, they were shocked when the fighter jets, without provocation fired at residents, many of whom were going about their normal businesses.
The residents said the strike by the NAF comes days after the villagers reported to security forces that some Boko Haram gunmen had camped in the village’s primary school. They claimed the terrorists appeared there after the attack on the military barracks in Maiduguri on March 14, 2014, Friday.
A resident of Kayamla, who sought anonymity for security reasons, narrated: 
“We sighted them [Boko Haram members] cooking and eating all night. So we had to inform the military that these groups of terrorists were camping in Kayamla.
“But no one turned up until about five days later that we saw a fighter jet coming to shoot at innocent villagers, long after the Boko Haram had left. We regretted giving such kind of intelligence or information to the military, because it has cost us the lives of our 10 innocent people.
“We still do not understand why they (soldiers) don’t chase the Boko Haram into their hideouts, up till now we have them (Boko Haram) attacking our isolated hamlets and villages. Just three days ago, they attacked a small village called Yawal near Konduga town, and killed a young man and stole away about 36 cows.”
The reaction of either the military or the NAF on this accusation is awaited.
Security sources said the air raids might be the Federal Government’s way of increasing the onslaught on the Boko Haram terrorists, who have, in 2014, carried out daring attacks on civilian residences and military formations killing hundreds of people.
President Goodluck Jonathan said on Thursday in Namibia that the Federal Government would no longer treat the insurgents with ‘kid gloves
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