At least 40 houses have been burnt down by Boko Haram insurgents in a reprisal in Mailari village in Guzamala local government area of the Borno state yesterday, Borno State Police command have said today.
Commissioner of police in the state,Damien Chukwu,made this known at a news conference, while stating that the insurgents stormed the town around 8pm.
Chukwu said the command had yet to ascertain the casualty figure.
“Two weeks earlier, the vigilante in that community arrested a Boko Haram element with AK47 and after beating him, he was handed over to the military,” he said.
“The marauding militants who were pissed with the development decided to lunch the massive attack to avenge the arrest. They passed several villages on their way to Mailari.
“Luckily, about a week ago, we deployed one full unit of policemen including SARS to protect the community.
“Consequently, while they were returning from their mission, they were repelled by our team on patrol, which prevented them from raising down the entire community.”
On the Alau Dam attack, Chukwu said preliminary investigation revealed that the dam came under attack by suspected Boko Haram insurgents.Click to get MTN free browsing cheat 2018