Boko Haram terrorists have reportedly attacked a community in Askira Uba Local Government Area of Borno State Sunday afternoon.
It was gathered that the attack by the insurgents left many people killed while others sustained various degrees of injuries.
The insurgents reportedly stormed Kilangal village, the hometown of Engr Abdullahi Musa Askira, the Deputy Speaker of Borno State House of Assembly where the terrorists set houses ablaze.
The Air Task Force fighter jet was said to have arrived about two hours late after the attack.
“The blood-sucking terrorists were said to have operated without any resistance, forcing residents to flee into bushes while those who got trapped are now feared killed,” a source told Daily Independent.
Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned the renewed terrorist killings in Kaduna State which left over 38 people dead.
Naija News reports that the latest attack by bandit terrorists was confirmed in a statement on Sunday by Samuel Aruwan, Kaduna commissioner for internal security and home affairs
Aruwan said the attacks were reported to the state government by the military and police authorities.
He said according to the report, bandits attacked Kauran Fawa, Marke and Riheya villages in Idasu, Giwa LGA, leaving a total of 38 residents dead.
“Houses, trucks, and cars were also burnt, along with agricultural produce at various farms,” the Commissioner said.
Bandits within the week have also killed citizens in Zangon Kataf, Chikun, Birnin Gwari, Igabi and Kauru LGAs of Kaduna State.
Reacting in a statement by his Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, Buhari stated that the gruesome nature of recent incidents has made him particularly sad.
Describing the killings as unacceptable, the president expressed the nation’s condolences to the Government of Kaduna State, the people of Zonkwa Chiefdom and the family of His Highness Nuhu Bature, the Agwam Bajju on his demise.
He prayed for the repose of the souls of the deceased.
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