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Sunday, February 12, 2017

Breaking: Boko Haram sets Borno village ablaze

Boko Haram insurgents have razed dozens of residential houses in Mussa village of Askira-Uba local government area in Southern Borno.
Boko Haram sets Borno village ablaze
Boko Haram attacks Mussa village for the second time.
A man was suspected to have been trapped in the attack which occurred on Saturday, February 11, Vanguard reports.
This was not the first time Mussa village is witnessing Boko Haram attacks, as even the palace of the community head was burnt down by insurgents in recent past
 
The attack is coming on the heels of an ambush on a convoy of new Nigerian Army recruits in Maiduguri, Borno state capital, which killed soldiers
 
Premium Times reports that not fewer than 20 other recruits were injured in the gun battle which occurred along the Maiduguri-Dikwa road in the North-Eastern State. Dikwa is 70 kilometres east of Maiduguri.
The report quotes Army sources as saying that three other soldiers, including a female, were declared missing after the incident.
Quoting eyewitnesses, Premium Times reports that the battle between the insurgents and the soldiers began at about 7.30pm on Thursday after a detachment of troops numbering about 250 soldiers and one officer ran into a Boko Haram ambush as they traveled through the area in Army trucks and buses owned by the Borno state government.
The terrorists were said to have suddenly emerged in large numbers from the bushes and opened fire on the soldiers who were mostly young soldiers fresh from training
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