Connect with us
WANT LATEST NEWS UPDATES STRAIGHT TO YOUR PHONE? CLICK HERE TO FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK

News

Boko Haram reportedly hits Borno IDPs again, sets new houses on fire

Published

on

Suspected Boko Haram insurgents have reportedly razed down at least 25 newly constructed buildings meant for returnees in Dikwa Local Government Area of Borno State.

Reports said Dikwa residents fled their homes and took cover as Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs amid the heat of insurgency.

According to the report, insurgents stormed a remote village in Gajibo, shooting sporadically and burning more than 25 newly built houses, days after abducting IDPs who went into the forest to fetch firewood.

Gajibo town is some 110 kilometres away from Maiduguri, the state capital.

An eyewitness, Modu Kundiri who was on his way to Maiduguri from Gomboru, said they were asked by the troops to wait for about 3 hours at Logomani village.

“The soldiers informed us that we had to wait for about 3 hours from 11:am -2 pm before we were allowed to leave Logomani.

“I saw and counted more than 25 newly constructed houses at Gajibo village in Dkiwa LGA that were on fire,” Modu said.

A resident of Dikwa town, Sheriff Lawan, also confirmed the news to Daily Trust via phone.

He stated that the insurgents equally planted many improvised explosive devices, IEDs, in the ongoing construction site to truncate the rebuilding and resettlement processes of the state government.

“The soldiers told us that the insurgents planted many IEDs at the construction site and they discovered some bombs already,”Sherrif said.

Trending