BREAKING: Southern Borno Village Under Attack by ISWAP Terrorists

BREAKING: Southern Borno Village Under Attack by ISWAP Terrorists

  • Reports from the southern part of Borno state indicates that a village in the area is under attack at the moment
  • According to the report, Islamic State of West Africa Province fighters stormed a village shooting indiscriminately
  • The villages were said to have scampered to safety as the terrorists invaded their domain in commando style

Borno - Daily Trust newspaper is reporting that suspected fighters of the Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) are currently attacking a remote village in the southern part of Borno state.

According to the report, the insurgents stormed Shallangba near Debiro in the Hawul local government area of the state on utility vehicles, shooting sporadically as villagers fled into the bush.

Soldiers in Borno
Despite the presence of Nigerian troops in Borno, ISWAP continues to target vulnerable groups to cause fear in the state. Photo credit: Audu Marte/AFP
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According to a member of the Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF) quoted in the report, the insurgents have overpowered the local hunters and are currently in the village.

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Legit.ng gathered that on Sunday evening, December 12, the insurgents invaded Debiro communities which shares boundaries with Biu and Hawul local government areas of Borno.

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ISWAP fighters abduct passengers in Borno state

Recall that this past weekend, ISWAP fighters abducted an unspecified number of passengers along the Damaturu/Maiduguri highway.

The commuters were said to have been heading to Maiduguri in Borno state from Damaturu in Yobe, when they were intercepted a few kilometres after Benishiek town.

The chairman of Northeast Network of Civil Organization, Ambassador Ahmed Shehu, confirmed the abduction.

Coalition asks Buhari to strengthen the Defence Intelligence Agency to fight terrorists

Meanwhile, a coalition of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) and Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) have urged President Muhammadu Buhari to strengthen the Defence Intelligence Agency (DIA) in order to win the war against insurgency and banditry in Nigeria.

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A statement sent to Legit.ng jointly signed by, Dr. Aliyu Bello of Peace and Conflict Resolution Initiative and Ambassador Jude Uchenna of Alliance for Justice and Peace gave the advice to the president.

The group noted that the failure of the DIA in providing links that will lead the troops on the battlefield as well as rancour within the military hierarchy has affected the fight against insurgency and banditry.

Source: Legit.ng

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