Some suspected members of the Boko Haram sect yesterday attacked Shaffa and Shindiffu villages of Hawul LGA of Borno State, killing one Pastor Eliud M. Gwamna of the Living Faith Church, a teacher at the Government Secondary School, Sheffa and 18 others who were mainly christains.
The terrorists also burnt down 10 churches such as E.Y.N No I, E.Y.N No II and III in Shaffa and Shindiffu villages and lots of houses. A clinic and some staff quarters and structures at the Government Girls Secondary School were also destroyed in Sheffa.
unfortunately for the terrorists, as they were about leaving Shindiffu and proceed to Turaku village, another Christain community, to continue with their evil acts, troops from Adamawa axis and Biu Military barracks, who were on their trail ambushed them and killed all the Boko Haram members.
According to fleeing residents, the attackers invaded Shaffa at about 8pm on Wednesday and wreaked havoc before storming Shindiffu village yesterday morning at about 11am.
A top military source said: “Our men from Adamawa and Biu axis repelled the attacks on Shaffa, Shindiffu and Turaku village, over 100 of the terrorists were killed while several arms and ammunition were also recovered in the encounter.”