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MAIDUGURI---An attack by suspected Islamic sect
members on a town guarded by a vigilante group
in northeast Nigeria yesterday killed at least 18 peo-
ple and injured 17, residents and a government offi-
The attack in Benisheik, 72 kilometres (45 miles)
west of Maiduguri, the birthplace of the Boko Haram
network, took place days after the military said it
killed at least 50 insurgents in an area to the north.
Zannah Fannami, a 27-year-old operative with the
Civilian Joint Task Force vigilante group, said its
members were attacked while awaiting Boko Haram s
approach on the town.
"We heard that they would be coming since Friday
and had been keeping vigil all nights," he said from
the University of Maiduguri hospital while being
treated for a bullet to his right thigh. Late Saturday
night, "when we least expected it, we heard a thun-
derous sound like that of a bomb coming from the
direction of a soldiers post, then we decided to
advance toward the sound and the Boko Haram gun-
men, carrying sophisticated arms, opened fire on us,
killing 12 of our members."
He said the vigilante group, which formed to fight
the Boko Haram network, was able to kill five of the
Islamic sect members and take possession of four
Another injured Civilian-JTF operative, 32-year-
old Muhammed Abuwar, said: "The military had
agreed to watch and lay in ambush with us against
the Boko Haram, but when the attackers came, none
of them came over to assist us. Most of the Boko
Haram shooters were shooting from atop trees."
The military has agreed to support any missions
by the Civilian-JTF until its newest 7th Division fully
formed to fight Boko Haram is fully functional.
The spokesman for that division, Lt Col Sagir
Musa, said that brigade troops were sent to the area
and "the attack was repelled." Troops are still searching
for fleeing insurgents, he said.
"Information available to 7th Division of the Nigeria
army revealed that at about 12.30 am, suspected
members of Boko Haram terrorists deceptively
attacked the youth vigilantes at Benisheik," he said.
The spokesman confirmed five Boko Haram members
were killed, but put the vigilante death toll at six.
The road leading toward Maiduguri was barricaded
until the road was cleared, he said, adding: "Normalcy
has been returned to the area."
A top Borno state government labor adviser, Garba
Ngamdu, who also hails from Benisheik, said one of
vigilante members had died in the hospital as doctors
tried to remove bullets from his body.
He also confirmed the death of the five Boko Haram
members at the hands of vigilante members with
machetes and said their dead bodies still lay on the
outskirts of the town.
Benisheik is a scanty linear settlement of staple
crop farmers of not more than 1,000 houses, mostly
made of mud.
There has been a rash of attacks by suspected sect
members in northeast Nigeria recently, after young
vigilantes formed the Civilian-JTF in June, taking
over the search for the insurgents. The vigilante force
claims credit for thousands of arrests in Maiduguri
and many killings. (AP)
attacks kill 13
In this photo taken in, August,
Nigerian soldiers ride on the
armored tank during Eid ul-Fitr
celebrations in Maiduguri, Nigeria.
Yesterday's attacks were the latest
in a slew of violence blamed on
religious extremists in this West
African oil producer, where the
radical Boko Haram group, which
wants to oust the government and
impose Islamic law, poses the
greatest security threat in years.
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