2 killed, 5 Injured as Boko Haram Launch Fresh Attack on Borno State
Boko Haram Fighters Post, Showing off Weapons
At least two persons have been killed and five others injured after Boko Haram launched a fresh attack on Ngururi village in Jere Local Government Area of Borno state, Northeast of Nigeria.
The insurgents attacked the village at about 11:00PM on Saturday while the villagers were already asleep.
A member of the community, Bulama Yuram, who said he managed to escape through the bushes said the insurgents started shooting sporadically as soon as they arrived.
He said they also set several houses ablaze, destroying properties worth millions of Naira.
“They came into the community through the Dalori axis at about 11:00pm and started shooting sporadically. I only managed to escape through the bush. My personal belongings including my house were all set ablaze by the insurgents. Most people escaped through the bush, and slept their during the attack,” Yuram narrated.
He said the five persons who sustained gunshot injuries are currently receiving treatment at the Specialists Hospital in Maiduguri, the Borno state capital.
The latest attacks comes days after the Nigerian Air Force through its Air Task Force carried out bombardments on logistics facilities of the Islamic State of West African Province, (ISWAP) in which it claimed to have eliminated several of the insurgents.
Borno state which is the epicentre of Boko Haram, has renewed renewed attacks by the insurgents.
The Governor of the State, Professor Babagana Umara Zullum has vowed to take down the group even if it would cost him his life.
He however said he would do this through addressing the root cause of insurgency in thee state.
Zulum said “My administration would initiate sound programmes to address the root cause of Boko Haram insurgency, providing job opportunities to the teeming unemployed youth, promote discipline and social rehabilitation.