Residents flee as insurgents attack Borno community

Residents flee as insurgents attack Borno community

An attack by some members of the Boko Haram dreaded terrorist group have forced residents of Molai community near Maiduguri, Borno state to flew from the area.

Daily Trust reports that the residents flew from their homes as the terrotists launched an attack around 6.30 pm on Tuesday, May 7.

It was gathered that the insurgents stormed the community area and started shooting sporadically while setting many houses ablaze.

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Confirming the attack, a resident of the community said: “They came at about 6:30pm and started shooting. The soldiers tried to repel the attack, but they (insurgents) were many. I don’t know where my wife and children are now, I am seriously confused. I am standing in front of NNPC MEGA station now.”

Reacting to the incident, the chairman of civil society organisations in Borno state,Ahmed Shehu, called for prayers fpor the people of Molai.

He said: “Let us put people of Molai community in our prayers, the community is currently under attack by insurgents. Molai is located about 5 kilometres to Maiduguri”.

Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday, May 5, called the help of the assistance of United Nations and the international community in reversing the devastation visited on Nigeria insurgents.

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According to presidential media aide, Femi Adesina, Buhari disclosed this during the visit of the president of the 73rd Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), Maria Fernanda Espinosa Garces.

"The condition of internally displaced persons ((IDPs) in the country is pathetic. We have at least a million children who neither know their parents, nor where they come from," the president told Garces during an audience at State House, Abuja.

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