Forty one members of the Islamic fundamentalist group, Boko Haram, were beheaded by the vigilante group in a Borno village, Gur, it was gathered on Friday.
A member of the youth vigilance group in the area, Mala Yusuf, recounted that after a failed attack on Sabon Gari in Damboa Local Government Area of Borno state, a combined team of military men and members of the vigilance group otherwise know as Civilian JTF, went after the insurgents and killed 41 of them.
He said the militants were pursued from Sabon Gari, in Damboa Local Government to Gur area around Mandafuma village, in Biu Local Government Area, where they engaged the sect members in a gun battle which lasted for about two hours.
He said after the clash, 41 members of the sect were killed.
He said as a proof that they were killed, the youth vigilance members severed the heads of the terrorists and brought their heads to show to the public.
He said, “The vigilance beheaded the insurgents after the shootout and took their heads to Biu to show the people that the Boko Haram insurgents are human and not some beasts and so, people should not fear them but to join hands with security operatives to ensure that the sect, who are enemies of Islam and the people of Nigerians, are defeated.
We heard that the insurgent went to attack Sabon Gari, where people are just returning to their homes after three months of exile as internally displaced persons in various camps across the state. We went after them to foil the planned attack.
“We were able to repell them and seeing that they headed towards Mandafuma in Biu Local Government, we went after them and we were able to ambush them at Gur.“We engaged them in fierce battle with the soldiers and 41 of them were killed, one of them was taken alive.”