The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has put the death toll in an attack on Dalori, a village in Borno State in Nigeria’s volatile northeast region at 85.
At night, they came in through the bush, some of them riding on motorcycles and some in cars, unleashing mayhem on the village.
People ran helter skelter for safety, some crossed the river behind the village, but the terrorists were there to plunder the village, killing people and destroying homes and property.
Those who ran were lured to death by some suicide bombers who pretended to be residents and called them with touch lights, urging them to come to where they called ‘safe haven’, only to detonate their explosive devices, killing many of them.
The town has been torn apart and thrown into agony.
NOTE: Images below from Dalori attack are very displeasing. Please, view with caution.
“They came in through the bush, some of them riding on motorcycles and some in cars. People ran helter skelter for safety, some crossed the river behind our village and we made distress calls to the soldiers but no help came. They started shooting and burnt the town. They even beheaded some of us and set the elderly, who could not escape, on fire,” a resident of Dalori told Channels Television.
Victims of the attack at a hospital receiving treatment
More victims of the attack at a hospital receiving treatment
Another burnt building in Dalori
House burnt by the Boko Haram terrorists
Residents in agony
Some injured persons being taken away in an ambulance after the attack
An official of the National Emergency Management Agency said some suicide bombers lured those running for safety to where they were, pretending to be part of them before detonating their bomb
Gen Buhari and his team needs to rethink their strategy they promised 2 months its almost one year and Boko and lassa Fever have combined to bring misery to the lives of Nigerians.
Stop the distraction and take the bull by the horn . Our prayers are with the people of Dalori .