GRASS-ROOTS BATTLE AGAINST TERROR: Villagers Kill Over 200 Boko Haram Members in Borno State

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The mindless terror unleashed by Boko Haram has forced civilians to take their destinies into their own hands. Citizens of Rann in Borno state who had fore-knowledge of an impending Boko Haram attack, decided not to remain sitting ducks but prepared for battle by entrapping, attacking and killing the men of underworld.

On the account of Civilian sources in Borno, over 400 Boko Haram terrorists stormed Rann and neighboring villages in the early hours of Tuesday, with their usual convoy of Hilux trucks, motorcycles and APC (Armored Personnel Carriers) only to meet villagers ready for them this time. “The people inRann and environs used traditional fighting equipment and charms to repel the attacks…they really confronted the attackers who were equally ready for a fight,” a source said

 ‘The civilian villagers pounced on the terrorists with mere rocks, bows and arrows, local Dane guns, swords and “charms,”. The battle raged till the sun came up and ended with the civilians killing over 200 Boko Haram terrorists, capturing several prisoners and recovering several of their vehicles.

A civilian who participated in defending the neighborhoods, as earlier reported that locally armed villagers killed 200 Boko Haram Members in Borno, “Our people also recovered over 70 motorcycles that the attackers came with. They also collected 2 Hilux vehicles and an Armored Personnel Carrier (APC) while some of the attackers were captured alive.”

A mother from Chibok reportedly told CNN, that “if the army is not ready to fight Boko Haram, then we will fight them ourselves.” Apparently that day has come. The Civilian-JTF and ENDS.ng (Every Nigerian Do Something) civil rights group is pressing the Nigerian government for the civilians to have the right and government support, to bear arms, to end the terror scourge once and for all.

The government is yet to officially respond to this urgent request as villagers remain at the mercy of Boko Haram terrorists.The Shehu of Bama is said to have ordered his citizens to go get guns, after his town was completely decimated twice by Boko Haram terrorists with no military response for the full eight hours of carnage. More towns are expected to follow suit as the nations leadership sleeps and permits terrorists the largely unhindered freedom to operate, massacre and destroy Nigeria’s farmers and northern farming villages.

 

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