Fresh Borno Attacks Claim 60 Lives
BEVERLY HILLS, CA, April 13, (THEWILL) - Yet another Boko Haram attacks on Borno State have reportedly claimed the lives of about 60 persons in Anchaka and other neighbouring communities in Bama Local Government Area of the state.
The chairman of the council, Alhaji Baba Shehu,who disclosed this on Sunday, said several other persons were injured in the attacks.
Speaking with journalists in Maiduguri,the state capital,Shehu disclosed that the Boko Haram gunmen stormed the communities early Saturday morning on motorbikes before unleashing terror on the communities.
The attackers invaded the communities early in the morning on motorbikes while residents were still sleeping.
"They set ablaze houses and shot residents who tried to escaped from the fire,'' Shehu said.
About 60 persons were confirmed dead after the incident, with several others injured.
"Almost all the houses in the communities were destroyed by the hoodlums who threw Improvised Explosive Devise (IED) at the buidings.
'' He disclosed further that the insurgents also destroyed the newly renovated motorised boreholes provided by the Local Government to provide water for the communities.
He said the residents were left with no option than to flee to Maiduguri for fear of being attacked again.
It is really a terrible situation, we had wanted to rush relief materials to the area to provide temporary succour to the victims.
"But we were prevailed upon by security agents to shelve our plans for security reasons,'' Shehu said.
He therefore appealed to the Federal and the Borno State Government to assist the Council with needed relief materials to rehabilitate the victims of the attacks.