Boko Haram strikes again, takes over five Borno communites

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Suspected members of the Boko Haram sect destroyed at least five communities in Borno state

– According to reliable sources, the insurgents invaded the communities around on Tuesday, May 24, and set ablaze many houses after killing 13 residents and

injurying scores of others

– The policeman said that they were helpless as there

were no reinforcement from the military to repel the

sudden night attack

At least five communities of Ladin Buta near
Khaddamari village of Jere local government area of
Borno state have been destroyed by suspected members of the Boko Haram sect.
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. Vanguard reports that the insurgents invaded the
communities around 7pm on Tuesday, May 24, and set
ablaze many houses after killing 13 residents and
injurying scores of others.
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.
According to the policeman, they were helpless as there
were no reinforcement from the military to repel the
sudden night attack. 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 building
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.
Governor Umar Ganduje warned residents to be vigilant
and report any suspicious persons to the police
following to the confessions of the woman.

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