Terrorists suspected of being Boko Haram insurgents killed 15 female members at Mandara Hills in Borno State’s Gwoza Local Government Area.
According to a military source on Wednesday, the insurgents killed ten of the victims after accusing them of witchcraft.
The five other victims were allegedly killed because they attempted to surrender to the military.
According to a source who spoke with one of our correspondents, Ali Ngulde, the leader of Boko Haram in charge of Mandara Hills, Gwoza General Area, and parts of Cameroon, allegedly ordered the killing of the victims.
“The story you heard about them killing 20 women is false; they killed 15, and they are their members; they killed them four days ago,” he said.
The insurgents killed ten of the women after accusing them of witchcraft, and five other women were killed for attempting to surrender to the military.
“Ali Ngulde, the Boko Haram leader in charge of Mandara Hills, Gwoza General Area, and parts of Cameroon, ordered their execution.”
PUNCH Boko Haram fighters have been surrendering in large numbers as a result of increased air and ground military attacks in Sambisa Forest, Gaizuwa, Mantara, and Mandara Hills, all in Bama and Gwoza local government areas.
Meanwhile, the state Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Sani Shatambaya, told one of our correspondents that the command had not received any information about such an incident.
“Honestly, I’m not aware of that,” he said. If it is true, we will be aware of it very soon. We are not aware of it as of yet.”