Some angry Boko Haram members allegedly sneaked into Miringa Village in Borno State and slaughtered at least 11 people for allegedly renouncing their membership of the sect, sources have said.
A member of the Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF) disclosed this on Friday in Maiduguri.
He disclosed that the aggrieved suspected Boko Haram member entered the village in the early hours of Friday and embarked on selective killing of 11 villagers; slitting their throats for abandoning their struggle by renouncing their membership to Boko Haram sect group.
“They came around 4am today (Friday) and slit the throats of 11 of their runaway members,” he said.
He said that until the killing of the suspects, the villagers were living in fears as, adding that, "they had previously known that the eleven persons who disappeared for a long time and suddenly returned to the community.
“Everyone knew in the village that the men who recently came back to settle among them were Boko Haram because they had left long ago and by their appearance and sudden return, the villagers had known they were not safe,” He informed.