Posted by News Express | 17 May 2014 | 9,986 times
In what is a replay of what happened earlier in the week in Kalabalge, Borno State, when the local vigilante killed some 200 Boko Haram terrorists, members of a vigilante group in Madagali, a town in neighbouring Adamawa State yesterday killed more than 70 Boko Haram members and handed over seven others to the police.
“The militant overpowered the members of the terrorist group after a tip-off by a local food vendor that the militants were coming to get food before heading out for a major operation,” reports Channels television.
It said a source in the village told reporters that the Boko Haram members had planned to raid villages in the area at night, but the vigilante group, laid ambush and waited patiently for the militants.
“As soon as the Islamist insurgents numbering more than 100 showed up in the village to pick up their favourite meals, the vigilantes attacked them, killing most of them in a hail of bullets,” the source added.
Yesterday’s attack is the second time in one week that members of local vigilante groups would defeat the sect members. Two days earlier well-armed vigilantes in Kalabalge, Borno State, had ambushed a squad of Boko Haram militants.
Several security consultants had stressed the need for such vigilante groups to be empowered to tackle the members of the Boko Haram sect to end the increasing attacks in the North-East.
•Photo shows the Kalabalge (Borno) vigilante, whose example has been copied by the one in Madagali, Adamawa.
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