Sunday, August 25, 2019

101 houses, shops burnt by Boko Haram in Konduga

About 101 buildings comprising 73 houses and 28 shops were on Thursday burnt by Boko Haram insurgents in three villages around Konduga local government area of Borno, officials of the state emergency management agency said.

This was made known on Saturday by the executive chairperson of the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), Yabawa Kolo. Mrs Kolo spoke in Konduga town when the governor of the state, Babagana Zulum, paid a visit to the affected communities.

Boko Haram insurgents had on Thursday staged coordinated attacks on communities around Maiduguri which led to displacement of residents.

The SEMA boss said: “the insurgents, who invaded the communities at about 8.30 (p.m.), shooting sporadically, set most of the houses ablaze in Borri, Wanori and Kaleri-Abdule villages.”