Director, Defence Information, Maj. Gen.
A detachment of fleeing Boko Haram terrorists
has attacked a Borno community, killing at least
29 persons, a local official said.
The Chairman of Mussa Youth Association,
Sunday Waba, told our correspondent in a
telephone conversation in Maiduguri, the Borno
State capital, that the insurgents launched the
attack on the village while fleeing from a nearby
He said they shot sporadically at people in the
village in Askira-Uba Local Government Area of
Waba said, “They (insurgents) have killed 29
people and burnt down about 200 houses in our
He said the attackers arrived the community at
about 1pm and left at about 3pm.
A member of the youth vigilante group, Suleiman
Idris, who confirmed the incident, said some of
the assailants were in vehicles.
Boko Haram has intensified attacks on
communities in the troubled North-East state in
the last few days, killing over 150 people.