By Baba Kura Mallam, Maiduguri with agency reports
Members of the dreaded sect, Boko Haram have raided a village in BornoÂ State where they beheaded four women This is coming just as local vigilantes told online news wire AFP thatÂ the rampaging sect members might have stormed the village looking forÂ men but unable to find them killed their wivesÂ AFP reports that 14 Boko Haram fighters on seven motorcycles raidedÂ Mairari village, 80 kilometres from the Borno State capital, on JuneÂ 10, Friday and took four women from their housed and slit their Â throats.
The victims were aged between 27 and 45.
â€œThey went into four homes while residents were breaking their fast
around 7:00 pm, brought out the four women and slaughtered them,â€
Babakura Kolo, a vigilante in Maiduguri told reporters.
â€œWe believe the killings were targeted, the gunmen were from all
indications after the husbands of the women,â€ he added.
â€œThey killed the women when they didnâ€™t find their husbandsâ€.
Musa Ari, another vigilante, also confirmed the development: â€œThe
general feeling is that the womenâ€™s husbands either refused to accept
Boko Haramâ€™s invitation to join their ranks or the group suspects them
of passing information about them to the authorities.â€
Boko Haram has been blamed for forcing Nigerians to join its fighters
or get killed.
The deadly sect has kidnapped thousands of people, comprising women
and children who it used as conscripts, suicide bombers and sex
The insurgents have killed more than 20,000 people and displaced some
2.6 million since 2009.