BOKO HARAM DESTROY HOUSES AND SHOPS IN VILLAGES IN BORNO
The Borno state emergency management agency has confirmed that a total of 73 households and 28 shops were set ablaze by Boko Haram insurgents in three villages of Konduga local government area following an attack on Thursday night.
SEMA briefed Governor Babagana Umara-Zulum who undertook an impact assessment visit to the affected villages in Konduga.
Zulum returned to Maiduguri on Friday night, after a one-on-one security meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the presidential villa.
In Borri, one of the three villages torched by the insurgents, Professor Zulum was informed by SEMA Chairman, Yabawa Kolo that around 8pm of August 22, the insurgents attacked and set ablaze 17 households and 4 shops and in Wanori village, 34 households and 18 shops were also set ablaze while 22 households and 6 shops were torched in Kaleri-Abdule village.
The figures added up to 73 households and 28 shops, the agency’s boss said.
The Governor went round to see things before meeting residents and community leaders affected by the attack.
Zulum promised immediate reconstruction of homes. Modern houses will replace those destroyed, he said.
Governor Zulum also held discussions with youth volunteers under the Civilian JTF who help with community policing, pledging to provide two patrol vehicles.