- Doctors and patients at a community hospital were attacked on Wednesday, November 3, in Mugumeri local government area of Borno
- A source revealed that the suspects carted away drugs, a refrigerator and some bedsheets from the health facility
- The burnt down telecommunications mast in months after the federal government ordered networks to shut down services
Mugumeri - Suspected Islamic States of West African Province (ISWAP) fighters attacked a community hospital in Borno, carting away drugs and other medical consumables on Wednesday, November 3.
Daily Trust reports that the suspects also burnt down a telecommunications mast located in Mugumeri local government area of the northern state.
A witness speaking to the online publication revealed that the ISWAP fighters fired at all directions after storming the headquarters of the local government.
It was gathered that the suspects divided themselves into two groups. While the military exchanged gunfire with a group, another sneaked into the hospital to steal drugs, a refrigerator and some bedsheets.
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Similarly, The Cable reported that two police officers and a solider were killed by suspected fighters of ISWAP.
The security operatives while conducting a clearance operation in Malam-Fatori, Abadam LGA of the state when they came under heavy attack.
Insecurity: FG takes serious decision, orders total shut down of telecom services in northern state
The directive was issued on Friday, September 3, by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) to all telecommunications providers in the country.
This decision is coming six months after the federal government declared Zamfara State a ‘no-fly zone’ and banned all mining activities in the state.
Nigerian governor to shutdown telecom services in his state
In a previous report by Legit.ng, Governor Nasir El-Rufai said that as the Kaduna state government prepares to launch an attack on bandits, some telecommunication services will be shut down in some LGAs.
The Kaduna governor said this decision will affect local government areas that share borders with Zamfara and Katsina known to be bandits' hideouts.