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Borno govt counters Army, says 101 houses, shops razed by Boko Haram in recent attack



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Attacks by Boko Haram insurgents in three villages in Konduga Local Government Area (LGA) of Borno State, left 73 houses and 28 shops destroyed, the state government has said.

The chairperson of the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), Mrs. Yabawa Kolo, who disclosed this on Saturday, said the attack took place on Thursday.

She disclosed this when she led the state governor, Professor Babagana Umara on an appraisal visit.

The attack on Magumeri and Konduga was widely reported on Thursday last week.

But in its response, the Nigerian Army denied the attack. It had claimed that the attack was targeted at its troops and not the community as reported in the media.

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According to her, the houses and shops, 101 in number, were burnt down in Borri, Wanori and Kaleri-Abdul, all located in the Konduga LGA.

After going round to witness the damages, Governor Umara met with the residents and community leaders affected by the attack. He assured them of immediate reconstruction of the damaged houses into modern ones.

The governor went further to tell the people that he had got assurances from President Muhammadu Buhari that the Federal Government had started making more efforts to boost security in Borno State.

The governor had earlier on Friday, met with President Buhari in Abuja. He had at the meeting, said that three local governments, Gubio, Magumeri and Konduga, were attacked by Boko Haram in the last one week.

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