Boko Haram: DHQ counters Borno govt, says no territory under insurgents’ control

Boko Haram: DHQ counters Borno govt, says no territory under insurgents’ control

- The Defence Headquarters has said no Nigerian territory is under the control of the Boko Haram insurgents

- This counters an earlier statement by the Borno state government that the insurgents have taken over some parts of the state

- An armed group, suspected to be members of Boko Haram, on Sunday, December 22, unleashed another attack on Humanitarian workers in Borno state

The Defence Headquarters, Abuja on Monday, December 23, reportedly countered the Borno state government on claims that Boko Haram has taken over some parts of the state.

The DHQ said that no territory was under the insurgents’ control, according to a report filed by the Nation.

Legit.ng earlier reported that Governor Babagana Umara Zulum of Borno decried recent attacks by Boko Haram insurgents on his state.

Zulum said he was in pain following the attacks by the sect members on some towns and villages in Askira-Uba local government area of the state within three weeks.

A statement by the governor's spokesperson, Malam Isa Gusau, said Zulum lamented that even though the Boko Haram has been confined to a particular area around Lake Chad, its members still found their ways to other parts of Borno for attacks.

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Meanwhile, an armed group, suspected to be members of Boko Haram, on Sunday, December 22, unleashed another attack on Humanitarian workers in Borno state.

According to a source who confirmed the sad incident, three of the aid workers are dead while two are nowhere to be found.

The source who spoke on condition of anonymity said that the attacked humanitarian workers were members of an international Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) known as Alima.

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