3 killed in fresh attack by Boko Haram insurgents in Borno

An attack launched by Boko Haram insurgents at Mandaragraw, a community in Biu Local Government Area in the southern part of Borno Wednesday night has left 3 people dead. 

Eyewitnesses who confirmed the attack in the remote community which is about 30 kilometres to Biu town and over 150 kilometres to Maiduguri, the State capital told The Sun that the insurgents came on motorcycles and opened fire on defenseless civilians in their houses, forcing residents to flee into the bushes.

Auwal Umar, a Biu resident said;”The attack occurred in the night. Three people were killed and about seven injured.”

There were similar reports of a Boko Haram attack on Maiduguri-Monguno road on Wednesday. The incident was not known in Maiduguri until mid-Thursday due to the destruction of telecommunication services in the area by the insurgents. Details of the attack are still not clear at the time of filing this report. 

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