Residents of Biu local government area of Borno State, northeast Nigeria, has reported that about 90 residential houses, a Church, Clinic, 9 shops, and other properties worth millions of naira have been destroyed during an attack that was suspected to be Boko Haram fighters.
Alh Mohammad Maina Bukar The District Head of the area, while reporting to the Borno State Deputy Governor, Alhaji Umar Usman Kadafur, as he paid a sympathy visit to the affected communities, said that the community has lost goods and properties worth millions of naira and also major source of livelihoods as a result of the attack.
However, local hunters counte rattacked and succeeded in killing three members of the insurgents, while one resident sustained a bullet injury, though no member of the community is reported dead as at the time of this news.
According to the community members lack of telecommunications network in the area gave room to the success of the attack.
“The insurgents stormed the villages at about 6:30 pm to 10:25 pm Monday 25 May 2020; they burnt down 90 residential Houses, 9 shops, 1 church, 1 dispensary/Clinic, 1 tractor and carted away essential commodities, as well as food items.”
The deputy governor sympathized with the people of the communities, promised them that the vigilante group would be well equipped and provided with monthly stipends to help them operate side by side with the security operatives in defence of their communities and also urged them to take the incident as an act of Allah (God) as they continue to pray for lasting peace in the area.