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Fleeing residents return as Boko Haram withdraws from Borno communities

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Boko Haram has withdrawn from Gubio and Magumeri, Borno State after attacking and causing damages in the communities.

The terrorists were said to have at about 6:00 pm on Wednesday, led a coordinated attack on the communities; torched residential homes, schools and offices.

They reportedly looted food items and abducted a member of the Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF).

Meanwhile, normalcy is said to have returned to Gubio and Magumeri, headquarters of Magumari and Gubio Local Government Areas (LGAs) of the state.

This came as the terrorists, who apparently were in control of the communities while the attack lasted, withdrew on Thursday.

Following the withdrawal, residents in the affected areas, who fled into bushes and nearby communities, have returned to their homes.

The caretaker chairman of Gubio Local Government Council, Zanna Modu, who spoke to newsmen on Thursday in Maiduguri confirmed that the terrorist group looted food items, razed houses and public buildings.

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“It is unfortunate that few days after the insurgents attack; another element of the terrorists infiltrated the town at about 6:00 pm on Wednesday.

“I am in Maiduguri on official engagements and I received calls over the attack, they withdrew after causing serious damage.”

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