BREAKING: Scores Dead, Secretariat, Houses Razed As Boko Haram Recaptures Two LGAs In Borno

Published 3 weeks ago by: Adegbenga Ayinla
at 10:23 AM, 22/08/2019 (3 weeks ago)

(1471 | Gistmaniac) (m)


Two Local Government Areas of Gubio and Magumeri in Northern Borno Senatorial District are currently under the control of Boko Haram when the insurgents in their large number launched a coordinated attack on the communities beginning from Wednesday evening through Thursday morning without confrontation.
Both Gubio and Magumeri have no military presence as troops were withdrawn recently for routine operational changes as enshrined in the Rules of Engagement.
Hundreds of thousands of residents have been displaced while others are under the captivity of insurgents, especially those who chose not to flee the attacks.
In Gubio, the insurgents on Wednesday evening invaded the Council Headquarters shooting sporadically, posing fear that scores of residents were killed and injured with setting ablaze of houses.
Confirming the incident, the Caretaker Chairman of Gubio, Hon Zanna Modu Gubio said, the insurgents stormed Gubio town at about 6 pm, performed their maghrib prayers at about 6:30 pm and wreaked havoc on innocent civilians with setting ablaze houses and public structures.
The Caretaker Chairman said: “It is unfortunate that a week after deadly attack which took place in Gubio that led to the withdrawal of troops, another armed insurgent stormed Gubio town at about 6 pm, performed their maghrib prayers at about 6:30 pm in Gubio Mosque before wrecked havoc on innocent civilians with setting ablaze of houses and public structures.
Quote
“I am presently in Maiduguri for the swearing-in ceremony of the newly appointed Commissioners, and all of a sudden, I started receiving distress calls that my people are under Boko Haram attack.
“Although I cannot give you the actual number of casualties for now, from all indications and the reports I have so far, the insurgents have taken over Gubio shooting at sight and burning structures without confrontation,”
Gubio lamented.
Also in Magumeri, the insurgents, before taking over, succeeded in razing down the Council Secretariat, other public structures and residential houses including that of the Member Federal House of Representatives of Gubio, Magumeri and Kaga Federal Constituency, Hon. Usman Zannah.
Hon. Zannah who represent the constituency at the lower chamber said, “Two Local Government Areas of Gubio and Magumeri where I hail from have been overrun by Boko Haram.

Problem with this article? Please contact us


ebescopy at 03:20 PM, 22/08/2019 (3 weeks ago)
(102 | Upcoming) (m)

The same Bokos that they are defeating everyday o. Nonsense country. Only to be shooting, arresting and oppressing harmless people they know.
Reply

LATEST COMMENTS

  1. morganaldore on: Vid+Photos: R&B Star, R.Kelly In Prison Outfit As He Appears In Court
    [quote author=smart61 link=topic=401210.msg5572188#msg5572188 date=1568829051]Despite the fact that ... 13 mins ago
  2. Hunter_Thompson on: Bianca Ojukwu Shares Photos Of Herself Relaxing In A Swimming Pool At Paradise Island, Bahama
    I'm envious of her. This pool is so big and beautiful. I would spend there lots of time. But wh... 3 hrs ago
  3. Abogado on: AAU Student, Flourish Chigwe Pours Hot Water on Flatmate For Misplacing Her Stuff (Photos)
    The idiot should dealt with ... 4 hrs ago
  4. Abogado on: "IPOB Can't Attack Me Outside Nigeria" - Minister Of Labour And Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige
    Nkpi ... 4 hrs ago
  5. Abogado on: After Losing 2 Siblings, Footballer, Chichi Igbo, Cries Out After Moms Health Deteriorate
    God is angry with you turn away from lesbian ... 4 hrs ago