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ISWAP fighters kill 11 telecoms workers in Borno

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Fighters of the Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) have reportedly killed 11 fibre optic workers of a telecom firm at Wajirko in Borno State.

Wajirko village is 135 kilometers south of Maiduguri and located along Damboa-Biu road of Sambisa Forest.

Confirming the incident yesterday in Maiduguri, a member of the Civilian JTF, Mustapha Karimbe said the terrorists emerged from the forest and opened fire on the workers.

He said the victims were locals contracted by a telecom firm as casual labourers.

He said the terrorists warned them to stop working along the road but their warnings were ignored as the workers insisted they needed money to feed their families.

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