Hadaija community in Doron Baga, Kukawa local government area of Borno state northeast Nigeria have said that 6 of their community members were killed while 100 of the community young men were abducted on Sunday when the members of Islamic Boko Haram sect launched an attack on them, displacing thousands who are now seeking refuge in some parts of Borno and Yobe state.
DailyPost. Reporter spoke on Thursday morning with some of the victims of the attacks in Daron Baga, who had fled their homes and now heading for Gashua in Yobe state.
Halima Alhaji Adamu, a young woman who told our correspondent that she lost her husband while six people from her immediate family were killed said that, people of Hadaija community lost about one hundred young men who were forcefully abducted by the insurgents for recruitment.
According to her, several other communities within Doron Baga and surrounding have also lost many of their people to the insurgents. “The attack was on Sunday, in my family, they killed 6 people, I don’t know about the other families, but the Hadaijawa community which I belong also have about 100 people who were abducted by the insurgents.” She said.
Speaking on why she and the rest of her family could not take advantage of the refugee camps, she said, she along side her family members in Gashua prefer to go and stay with the rest her family.
“I think it is better to go and live with family members than opting for camps. We lost everything we have worked for, and I don’t think the camp will be a better place for us. With family members, we can have the courage to face life again, but the camp will continue to make us reflect on our predicament because there is no care as such no focus for one to engage himself or herself into doing something meaningful.” She added.