Boko Haram Letter Tactic Scares Thousands Away From Ancient Town (

Citizens of  Kukawa and Gubio towns in Borno state have fled to the state capital, Maidugiri after receiving a letter from the Islamist terror group, Boko Haram, threatened an imminent attack.

The fleeing populace of te towns arrived Baga motor park in numbers with many already making make shift refugee camps in the state capital.

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One Modu Kaka told Sahara Reporters: “They had attacked other local government areas around us. So when we received threat letters from Boko Haram that they would attack us soon, we all had to flee for our lives,” “We heard what happened to people in Damasak where a similar threat was made and carried by Boko Haram.”

One fish seller, named Gubio Masa said: “I have 12 members of my family from Gubio town now staying in my house. I don’t know how we are going to cope. We want the military to double their efforts to ensure that this madness stops. We can no longer sleep with our two eyes even in Maiduguri. Gubio is less than 100 kilometers.”

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Another displaced citizen said that Boko Haram had gathered some of them together and tried to persuade them to join the Islamist group. “Some of us who refused to join them had to leave in a hurry without taking any belongings. I was half-dead because after walking from Kukawa to Maiduguri,” he said