Boko Haram Attacks Military Base, Abducts IDPs In Borno

 Boko Haram Attacks Military Base, Abducts IDPs In Borno

Boko Haram terrorists have reportedly attacked Kukawa Local Government, a town in Northern Borno State.

According to sources, a Military base was targeted during the attack and an unspecified number of civilians may have been abducted.

The attack which occurred on Tuesday comes barely a week after the first set of villagers who have been displaced for many years were returned home to be resettled.

Kukawa, a border town on the fringes of Lake Chad has been a Military zone, until the recent return of the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs).

The controversial Baga town where Borno State Governor, Babagana Zulum, was attacked is in Kukawa Local Government, barely 40 kilometers apart.

Channels TV reports that Governor Zulum, during the visit, had personally inspected infrastructure and the security ambience before giving approval for the return of civilians.

Community leaders were said to have conducted a head count in order to present an official report with the correct number of missing persons.

Two hundred households consisting of an estimated 1,200 persons were recently returned to the Local Council by the State Government.

Details of the incident are still sketchy, and the Military is yet to give an official position on the attack.

Boko Haram has launched series of attacks in the North-East, particularly Borno State, killing many and displacing thousands of people despite claims by the Military that the terrorists have been decimated.

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