Boko Haram have slit the throats of four Nigerian villagers in revenge for the arrest of a senior member of the jihadist group, residents said on Friday.
Ten gunmen on motorbikes stormed the northeastern Cameroonian border village of Hambagda near Gwoza, once the capital of Boko Haram’s self-announced “caliphate”, on Thursday before kidnapping six people and killing four others.
“They asked people to assemble but everyone started running towards the bush,” a local resident Usman Buba said.
The attack came a day after soldiers arrested Boko Haram commander Adamu Rugurugu during a village raid.
A local resident, Usman Buba said “the attack was evidently in reprisal for the arrest of a Boko Haram kingpin who has been terrorizing the village,”