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BREAKING: Boko Haram kills 12 In Niger, burns 73 houses, 28 shops in Borno Villages
Boko Haram insurgents reportly attacked Villages on Thursday and Friday in Niger and Borno respectively, killing At least 12 persons burnt 73 houses and 28 shops, AFP, PUNCH reports.
According to International Mainstream media, AFP, the attack in the border district of Gueskerou, is the latest to hit the Diffa region near Lake Chad, according to the AFP.
“Twelve villagers were killed on Friday at around 8:00pm by Boko Haram elements.” a source in the village disclosed.
The Gueskerou area has been exposed to years of killings and kidnappings at the hands of Boko Haram.
In March, two attacks in the area left eight civilians and seven policemen dead.
Mealwhile, according to the Borno state government, who revealed on Saturday, the insurgents said to have set ablaze 73 houses and 28 shops in Thursday’s attack on three Borno State villages,
During a visit to Aso Rock Villa, on Friday Prof. Babagana Umara Zulum, had complained to President Muhammadu Buhari about the increased attacks by Boko Haram insurgents in the state.
The governor had said three Local Government Areas; Konduga Gubio were Magumeri were attacked in the last one week.
Zulum, was briefed about the loss by Chairman of the State Emergency Management Agency, Hajiya Yabawa Kolo after he arrived the state capital, Maiduguri on Friday evening after meeting with President Buhari.
Kolo said that a total of 28 shops and 73 houses were torched in the attack by the terrorists in three villages of Konduga LGA on Thursday night.
Kolo told Zulum that In Borri, one of the three villages torched by the insurgents, around 8:00 p.m. of August 22, the insurgents attacked and set ablaze 17 houses and four shops in the village.
Also in Wanori Village, Kolo told the governor that 34 houses and 18 shops were set ablaze and while in Kaleri-Abdule Village, 22 houses and 6 shops were torched.
Zulum went round to see things before meeting residents and community leaders affected by the attack, during the visit and promised the immediate reconstruction of houses destroyed, PUNCH reports.
Zulum assured that modern houses will replace those destroyed, following assurances received from President Buhari on Friday with respect to concerted efforts by the Federal Government to enhance security in Borno State.
The governor, also during the meeting, held discussions with youth volunteers under the Civilian JTF, who have been helping with community policing.
The volunteers disclosed to the Governor they were short of patrol vehicles. The Governor promised to give them two brand new patrol vehicles immediately.