Boko Haram insurgent attacks on communities in Borno state has left at least 22 people dead.
Premium Times reports that the attacks occurred between Monday, November 14 and Tuesday, November 15 in Monguno local government area of the state.
According to Abbas Gava, a top official of the Vigilante Group of Nigeria in Borno, the villages attacked were Dasa and Duwabayi.
“We received the sad information from our colleagues operating in Monguno who said on Monday that gunmen attacked Dasa, a village about 3km away from Monguno during which they killed nine persons.
“On Tuesday night, again, the gunmen went to attack Duwabayi, another village not far away from Dasa, where they killed 13 persons – making it a total of 22 dead casualties. The gunmen who stormed the villages in large numbers ensured that they burnt down every building in the two villages,” Gava said.
He however revealed that his vigilante group were on Wednesday, November 16 able to arrest one of the notorious amirs (commanders) of Boko Haram who has been handed over to the soldiers in Monguno.
Meanwhile, chief of army staff Lt. General Tukur Buratai has revealed that majority of the members of the Boko Haram insurgents troubling the northeast are not from Nigeria.
The Punch reports through News Agency of Nigeria that Buratai said this on Wednesday, November 16 while receiving Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General Dr. Mohammed Ibn Chambas at the headquarters of the Theatre Command of Operation Lafiya Dole at the Maimalari Cantonment.