At least three persons were reported burnt alive and a woman abducted by Boko Haram insurgents that attempted to enter Maiduguri city on Monday, Christmas day.
The persons killed were drivers who were bringing food items to Maiduguri from Biu and caught up in the cross fire at Molai, outskirts of Maiduguri metropolis when the dreaded Boko Haram fighters attack security post in Molai in an attempt to make an entry into the city on Christmas evening.
Security sources who participated in repelling the boko Haram insurgents attack told our correspondent that, they were still looking for more corpses but confirmed that three people were burnt in their vehicles by the boko haram insurgents.
“It was a serious attack, we are still on patrol at Molai and environs. We have seen three people who were killed. We also learnt that they have abducted a woman in Molai, while they were fleeing.
” The situation is now calm, but the people who flee for safety are yet to return. We are trying to ensure that, innocent people are safe.” A security source at the scene of the incident said.
It was earlier reported that, the Boko Haram insurgents have attacked ED Security outPost in Molai, along Maiduguri-Biu-Dambia road and overran it.
Security sources added that, “We are currently being mobilise to advance and the militants were said to be advancing toward the city. Our men are holding them. We need your prayers as usual.”
A resident of Molai village said that,” when the boko haram insurgents are advancing to the city, a lot of people were seen fleeing towards Maiduguri town on foot including women and children”.
“I live in Bakassi IDPs camp but I spoke with my family who locked themselves in my home at Molai vullage. They said I should not attempt to move an inch frim where i am or come home as the boko haram insurgents have killed some people including members of the civilian joint task force and order security personnel around Molai.”
Officially, the military authority and the Borno state police command were yet to make any statement on the attack at the time of going to press.