- Boko Haram terrorists have burnt down a church in the Biu local government area of Borno
- The insurgents also razed a church building in Mandaragirau, a village in Biu
- The assailants left the village with a man, whose identity is yet not known
Insurgents on Sunday, December 29, unleashed an attack on Mandaragirau, a village in the Biu local government area of Borno.
The Boko Haram attackers also burned down a church in the village and kidnapped a man, forcing residents in the area to flee for safety, Premium Times reports.
Added to this, the attackers also razed a church in the area, according to an eyewitness who is also a resident in Mandaragurau.
The resident said: “They have burnt down a church, a school and some shops in the town. They have also taken away one man whom they caught while trying to escape."
Confirming the eyewitness'report, the former chairman of Biu, Yusuf Adamu, said: “It was a sad development that happened to our people again last night.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the National Christian Elders Forum (NCEF) had reportedly expressed anger over the killing of 11 Christians on Christmas Day by Boko Haram insurgents.
Recall that the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), a faction of Boko Haram terrorists, had released a video showing 13 men out of whom 11 were reportedly killed.
The NCEF was furious with President Muhammadu Buhari, saying the president should be held responsible for the terrorist killings.
The Christian elders said President Buhari should restructure the appointments in the country's national security units to reflect the federal character principle if he "is sincere that Islamic terrorists are “godless, callous gangs of mass murderers”.
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