Attackers Behead Five in Northeast Nigeria
[An Nahar] Attackers beheaded five people after storming into their homes on Wednesday in the Nigerian city of Maiduguri, the base of an insurgency by Islamist krazed killer group Boko Haram
... not to be confused with Procol Harum, Harum Scarum, possibly to be confused with Helter Skelter. The Nigerian version of al-Qaeda and the Taliban rolled together and flavored with a smigeon of distinctly Subsaharan ignorance and brutality...
, residents said.
"I saw the five decapitated bodies before they were taken away by soldiers from the (military task force)," one resident told AFP of the attack in the northeastern city.
A military front man said in a statement that three people were killed by suspected gunnies, but the army often underplays casualty figures and details of attacks amid heavy pressure to show progress in the fight against Boko Haram.
Several residents spoke of the beheadings, saying the attackers arrived at around 3:00 am, first killing a man and his son in one house, then two other residents in a second house, followed by the fifth victim in a third house.
Residents said the fifth victim was a fisheries official in the ministry of agriculture.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack.
The military said it had "cordoned off the area, tossed in the clink
Youse'll never take me alive coppers!... [BANG!]... Ow!... I quit!
three suspects and recovered one assault rifle with 10 rounds of ammunition."
"Two gunnies bit the dust and a soldier was maimed during an exchange of fire," it said. "The suspects are in (military) custody and efforts are on to apprehend the fleeing members of the gang."
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