10 dead in Boko Haram attacks in Nigeria: witnesses

Suspected Boko Haram gunmen killed 10 people who had fled their homes to escape repeated attacks by the insurgents, after hunting them down in a nearby village, witnesses said on Monday.

Residents of Krenuwa village fled to nearby communities after a Boko Haram raid last month that left seven dead and saw the extremists raze a military camp, police station and several homes.

About a dozen militants stormed the villages of Durwa and Maforo in the Marte district on Sunday, where some of them were seeking refuge.

“They came on motorcycles and gathered people before singling out their victims who moved in from Krenuwa after it was attacked”, said Usman Ari, a Durwa resident.

“They shot six of them dead and slaughtered four,” said Ari, who fled to the Borno state capital, Maiduguri, some 100 kilometres (60 miles) away after the attack.


My dear “Durwa”. The youngest and most ugly of 5 daughters. Durwa was extremely clumsy as a child which resulted in a horrible accident that involved fire. The poor girl suffered severe burns on half of her face and down her back. A few years later she tripped and fell while out picking flowers and impaled her eye on a exposed tree root. She suffered horrible pock spots on her forehead and cheeks which have also left their mark. As she grew up she started to enjoy fighting with kids who picked on her. When she hit puberty she became strong, tall and brawny so she chopped of her red hair and decided to run with a bandit gang disguised as a male. Although she looked mean and gruff to outsiders she was really a terrible bandit and subsequently was kicked out of hte group. Since Durwa’s sisters, Gertrude, Delinda, Waldra and Matilda had been succesfully married off, there was no one else to help their mother, Beatrice run the family tavern. Since Durwa had no where else to go she decided to help her mother run the place. Her mother, Beatrice, was a hard but beautiful woman. Tavern life was tough and so when Durwa wasn’t cleaning puke and food from the tables she would use her brute strength to drag out unwanted customers.