Boko Haram insurgents have stepped up their campaign on Borno State with an attack on two villages Saturday night.
The attack on Mairari and Femari communities in Konduga Local Government Area of Borno State is coming barely 12 hours after the insurgents killed more than 10 farmers and abducted others at Kuwa-Yangeya village on Maiduguri-Damboa on Saturday.
According to reports, the insurgents attacked the communities at about 8:30 pm, killing one person, and setting houses ablaze after carting away food items.
Goni Umar, an eye witness, said the insurgents attacked the communities on gun trucks and motorcycles. He said the attackers carted away food items from shops and houses before setting them ablaze.
According to him, the villagers fled into the bush while some others ran to Maiduguri.
“One person was killed by a stray bullet while trying to escape.
“On our way to Maiduguri, we saw troops and police heading to the villages”.
Confirming the attack, the Acting General Officer Commanding, GOC, 7 Division, Brig.-Gen. Bulama Biu, said troops have successfully repelled the insurgents who fled into the Bush.
Biu said in a short message: “Troops have been deployed since 8:45 pm and they are still combing the area in order to apprehend the culprits.”
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