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Boko Haram dares Gov. Shettima: kills 3, displaces many in Borno

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…Mohammed Uba 


Boko Haram terrorists has killed three people and razed down houses in Borno State village, in a daring move against the recent efforts by Governor Kashim Shettima to shore up confidence and restore normalcy after some deadly attacks in the North Eastern state.

The latest attack came barely 24 hours after the Borno State Security Council established more guard locations to forestall the renewed attacks.

According to eyewitnesses, the terrorists of  Sunday razed down houses at the Yaza-Kumaza village, Askira-Uba Local Government Area (LGA) in southern part of Borno State.

“I think not less than three were killed, several others wounded during the Boko Haram attack in the village on Sunday,” the witness said.

Also the local hunters and members of the vigilante group told journalists that thousands of people were displaced and fled to nearby communities for safety.

According to sources, the attackers were among the remnant of fleeing terrorists scampering for food and logistics after being dislodged from their enclave in Sambisa forest.

A member of the vigilante group, Mr. Michael Emmanuel, who spoke to journalists, said the militants raided the village around 4pm, and the attack lasted for over an hour.

Emmanuel noted that several villagers who fled into the forest following intense rampage were yet to return.

“Heavily armed insurgents stormed Yaza-Kumaza which is very close to Lassa town and killed three people. Many people have escaped into the bush and up till now it is only few of them that returned to the village after the gunmen had left,” he said.

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