Boko Haram Attacks Borno Community Again
The Islamic State in West Africa (ISWA), loyal faction of the Boko Haram sect, attacked Gudumbali, Guzamala local government area of Borno state, on Tuesday.
It is the second time in three months that the village will come under attack, Naija News recalls.
The insurgents moved on the village around 7pm and engaged in a gun battle with troops of the Nigerian Army stationed in the area.
Hundreds of residents fled into bushes for safety as the exchange of gunshots reportedly lasted for hours.
Naija News reports that in the past month, Boko Haram terrorists have launched attacks on villages and military bases in Borno and Yobe states.
On Tuesday morning, the insurgents claimed to have attacked soldiers stationed in Arge, an area close to Lake Chad.
The Cable, in its report disclosed that a statement said the terrorists said they killed seven soldiers and left 10 injured.
While the military says it is intensifying efforts at ending the attacks, Abubakar Elkanemi, shehu of Borno, as earlier reported by Naija News, recently said the people of the state are still under the insurgents’ siege.
“Nobody can dare move out of Maiduguri by 10 kilometres without being confronted, attacked by Boko Haram,” he had said.
“Quite a number of farmers are being killed and kidnapped on a daily basis around Molai General Area, which is just 10 kilometres away from the metropolis, along Maiduguri -Damboa -Biu road.”
Sani Usman, spokesman of the Nigerian Army, did not respond to The Cable’s inquiries on the attack.
An officer at one of the battalions in Borno, however, said things would be under control.
“I am sure the troops there would repel the attack,”