Again, Boko Haram Takes Over Five Borno Communities

By Ibrahim Wakil
As Nigerian Army continued to celebrate its success so in repelling members of the Boko Haram sect, suspected members of the sect stuck again destroying at least five communities in Borno state.
According to reliable sources, the insurgents invaded the communities on Tuesday, May 24, and set ablaze many houses after killing 13 residents and injuring scores of others.
 The source a police man said that they were helpless as there was no reinforcement from the military to repel the sudden night attack.
It was further that at least five communities of Ladin Buta near Khaddamari village of Jere local government area of Borno state was destroyed during the attack that was said to have lasted for several hours.
Jere Council headquarters is located in North-East; just about 7 km drive from Maiduguri, the Borno state capital.
According to reliable sources and fleeing residents, the militants were armed with AK47 rifles and petrol bombs including Improvised Explosive Devices.
A policeman attached to Jere Division, who spoke on condition of anonymity, confirmed the deadly attack and destruction of houses in the area.
He said he was at his duty post when they received a distress call that suspected members of the Boko Haram sect had invaded the surrounding communities of Khaddamari.
Speaking further, he added that the Divisional Police Officer ordered his men to visit the areas only on Wednesday morning.
The police source revealed that after visiting the scene of the incident, the police recovered 13 dead bodies of residents with scores injured with bullet wounds and burns.
He added that almost all the houses and buildings in the affected communities were destroyed.
Meanwhile, there is tension in Kano state following the confession of a woman that the insurgents asked her to engage in a suicide bombing of a popular market in the state.
For this reason, Governor Umar Ganduje of the state has warned residents to be vigilant and report any suspicious persons to the police following the confessions of the woman.


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