Boko Haram kills Pastor,Teacher in Borno, set 10 Churches ablaze

10 churches were Wednesday  razed, a pastor and 19 other persons were killed by members of Boko Haram in an attack on Borno communities.

Members of the sect were said to have attacked Shaffa and Shindiffu villages in Hawul Local Government Area of the state.

Fleeing residents said the insurgents killed a pastor, a teacher and 18 others.

According to members of the communities, the murdered pastor, Eliud Gwamna Mshelizza, was from the Living Faith Church, while the teacher taught at the Government Girls Secondary School, Shaffa.

According to them, those killed were mostly Christians as the communities are predominantly Christian.

It was gathered that the terrorists also razed about 10 churches including the EYN No.1, EYN No.2 and No. 3 in Shaffa and Shindiffu villages including many houses belonging to Christians.

They were also alleged to have destroyed a clinic and some staff quarters and structures at the Government Girls Secondary School, Shaffa.

The hoodlums, according to the fleeing residents, invaded Shaffa at about 8am Wednesday and wreaked havoc before moving to nearby Shindiffu yesterday morning at 11am.

Shaffa is in the southern part of Borno, about 20 kilometres from Azare, the headquarters of Hawul Local Government Council.

Some of the villages and towns attacked in the area in the last two months include Tashan Alade, Hirzhi, Pela Birni, Debiro, Kwajaffa Bura, Jubwuwhi, Dalwa, Shaffa and Shindiffu.

During most of the attacks, churches and houses belonging to Christians were picked out for destruction by the sect members.

During the latest attack, sources revealed that just as the sect members were winding up their onslaught on Shaffa, there was a deployment of troops there but they only succeeded in pursuing the already fleeing terrorists, who moved on to wreak havoc in Shindiffu hours later.

The Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Gideon Jubrin, who spoke to journalists on the phone yesterday, confirmed the attacks on the two villages.

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