Fresh Boko Haram Attack in Borno village, over 500 animals slaughtered, more than 200 houses burnt.
The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Northeast zone on Sunday confirmed a fresh attack by the Boko Haram insurgents which came on a robbery mission on Saturday night at Bale Shuwa village in Jere Local Government Area of Borno State, and carted away cows, sheep and goats.
Alhaji Bashir Garga, NEMA’s Northeast Zonal Coordinator, made the disclosure in a statement in Maiduguri.
Mr Garga said: “Suspected Boko Haram insurgents attacked Bale-Shuwa village in Jere Local Government Area at about 7:30 pm on Saturday.
“One disabled person was allegedly killed and 65 houses were burnt, while 200 cows, 300 sheep and goats were carted away”.
According to Garga, those wounded in the attack were provided with treatment, noting that humanitarian needs assessment was being conducted, to ensure mobilisation of immediate relief assistance to the victims.
Peace had been restored to the area as people who earlier fled the communities returned to their homes after the military repelled the insurgents’ attack.