Borno Deputy Speaker Opens Up on How ISWAP Fighters Burnt His Brother’s House

Borno Deputy Speaker Opens Up on How ISWAP Fighters Burnt His Brother’s House

  • The house of the late village head of Chan Chan Dana community in Askira Uba local government area of Borno state has been burnt down
  • The incident was confirmed by the deputy speaker of Borno state House of Assembly, Abdullahi Askira
  • Abdullahi, a younger brother to the late village head of the community, said the house was burnt down by members of ISWAP

Borno - The deputy speaker of Borno state House of Assembly, Abdullahi Askira, has decried an attack on his brother's house by some insurgents.

Askira said some fighters under the Islamic State West Africa Provinces (ISWAP) attacked his community and burnt his elder brother's house.

Abdullahi Askira
Abdullahi Askira said his late brother's house was burnt by some insurgents. Photo Rt Hon. Abdullahi Askira
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Terrorists on a rampage in Askira Uba LGA

Daily Trust reports that the lawmaker said that his brother's house located in Chan Chan Dana Community in Askira Uba local government area was completely razed by the insurgents on Wednesday, November 10.

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According to the lawmaker, his brother was the village head before his death - almost a year ago.

Askira said:

“I’m the one who built it for him; but it’s not my house… Before they came to attack my village earlier in the day, troops had gone to their enclave and dislodged them."
"So, it is unfortunate that they still struck. However, we shall continue to support our troops who are working to ensure there is peace in our domain."

Insurgents repenting and giving up their arms

Meanwhile, previously reported that over 100 suspected Boko Haram insurgents had surrendered to the Nigerian military.

The insurgents were said to have surrendered to the military in the Gwoza local government area of Borno state.

A security official who confirmed the process said the repentant Boko Haram members surrendered alongside their families to the 26 task force brigade in Gwoza.

One-minute silence for victims of Sokoto market attack

Also, lawmakers of the Nigerian Senate on Wednesday, November 10, conducted a one-minute silence for the victims of the bandits' attack in Gorony market, Sokoto state.

The lawmakers of the Ninth Senate were informed of the killing of over 120 people at the market by their colleague, Senator Ibrahim Gobir.

Gobir said seven villages in different local government areas of the state are being forced to pay between N1 million and N20 million to the bandits.

Borno losing a proportion of its population to insurgency

In other news, the governor of Borno state, Professor Babagana Zulum, has said that the whereabouts of 10 per cent of the state's population is unknown.

Governor Zulum said this was part of the discussion he had with President Muhammadu Buhari during his visit to the Presidential Villa on Tuesday, August 24.

According to the governor, a large number of residents of the state have been lost within a period of 12 years.


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