Boko Haram Attacks Former Army Chief, Abducts Many, Burns ‘200 Houses’
Many residents of Biu Local Government Area of Borno State have yet to be accounted for after Boko Haram terrorists attacked four communities in the area last weekend, a military source told SaharaReporters.
Biu is the local government area of the immediate Chief of Army Staff, Yusuf Buratai. It is also where the Nigerian Army University is located.
SaharaReporters gathered that the attacks on the villages were not repelled.
The source said the gunmen carted away foodstuffs and livestock, adding that over 200 houses were burnt down by the insurgents.
“They burnt down over 200 houses, schools and some shops in the villages,” said the source.
“They also took away so many people whom they caught while trying to escape.”
Boko Haram and its offshoot, Islamic State West Africa Province, have killed thousands and displaced millions in North-Eastern Nigeria.
The terror group wants an Islamic caliphate in the region.