Boko Haram suspects reportedly stormed Kukawa town, Borno State, on October 27, killing several people and destroying property.
The terrorists invaded the historical town the early morning of Monday, killed 3 civilians and set ablaze popular buildings, including the headquarters of Kukawa LGA and a police station, Punch reports. According to a residents, the attack lasted for the whole day, until 10pm.
One of the locals identified as Mallam Modu said that the sect members entered the town in Hilux vehicles and motorcycles and continued:
"The insurgents razed down the Kukawa Divisional Police station and some public buildings in the town. I cannot tell the casualty figure because we had to flee the town to save our lives."
Another witness, Modu Mohammed, narrated how people were running away in fear for their lives, adding that 3 were murdered.
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It has been learnt that many other buildings, with private houses among them, were also burnt.
The Caretaker Chairman of Kukawa LGA confirmed the incident, the killings and the damage, adding that more than 300 vehicles were burnt down.
This raid comes as another disappointment after the news broke out October 17 that the Nigerian authorities and Boko Haram had allegedly concluded a ceasefire agreement. According to the information provided the sect was also to free Chibok girls, abducted in April. The release was highly awaited yesterday, October 27, but the good new never came. The post-agreement week was also marked by several ghastly attacks by the sect.