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Terrorists Attack Commuters, Civilian Defense Group In Northeast Nigeria

Two separate attacks in Borno, resulted in the death of members of the CJTF self defense group and destruction of vehicles in the past week.

Two attacks in Kirawa and Benisheik towns in Borno, Northeast Nigeria in the past week led to the deaths of several members of the Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF) and destruction of vehicles. 

“They burnt the Civilian Joint Task Force [CTJF] vehicle and commercial vehicle transporting people and their farm implements and stuff,” Mohammed Lawan, supervisory councillor of Gwoza Primary Health Care, said.

The terrorists had attacked commuters on the Kirawa-Pulka road on Tuesday and left one person injured. The attackers also burnt farming implements, crops, and chemical sprayers carried by the locals travelling from Pulka to Kirawa. 

The destruction of the vehicles belonging to the CJTF,  which often refers to militiamen,  hunters or vigilantes supporting the military, could weaken their capacity to patrol Kirawa environs and escort travellers.

The Nigeria military and Kirawa community stakeholders from Kirawa, a recently resettled community, have visited the site of the incident.

In the early hours of Monday, Sept. 26, terrorists also attacked Benisheikh town in Kaga Local government in central Borno. 

The attackers killed a member of the CJTF and injured two others. Vehicles belonging to the group were also destroyed. The Islamic State West Africa Province claimed responsibility, allegedly killing six and destroying four vehicles:

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