Boko Haram terrorists who attacked Bale Shuwa in Jere LGA of Borno on Saturday November 11, had the villagers fleeing for safety shortly after.
The Boko Haram insurgents whose effort to infiltrate Maiduguri were repelled by troops of the Nigerian army and members of the civilian joint task force (CJTF), reportedly arrived the Borno community in trucks and opened fire, setting homes ablaze.
The attack left one disabled person dead, sixty five houses burnt and more than 200 cows and 300 flock of sheep and goats carted away. Zonal coordinator NEMA North East, Bashir Garga Idris who confirmed the attack in a statement, disclosed that injured victims have been provided with first aid and humanitarian needs assessment is being conducted to enable the mobilization of immediate relief assistance.
This is coming after it was reported that two top Boko Haram lieutenants were killed by the Nigerian army. The army disclosed this in a statement on its official Twitter handle on Sunday. The statement identified the Boko Haram commanders as: Abu Rajal and Tuja Sa’inna Banki.
The tweet reads, “Recall that troops of 25 Task Force Brigade, Chibok and 28 Task Force Brigade, Damboa, embarked on Joint Clearance Operations from Gumsuri to Gambori in Borno on Nov. 9, 2018; they successfully cleared and liberated some villages.
“Reports just reaching Nigerian Army Headquarters, confirmed that two high profile Boko Haram terrorists’ commanders named Abu Rajal and Tuja Sa’inna Banki were killed during the clearance operations.
“The Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, commended the gallant troops and urged them to carry out further incursions and clearance operations to ensure that the remnants of the insurgents were completely wiped out,” it tweeted.