MORE ATTACKS: Boko Haram Kills Five Policemen, Burns Down United Nations Property In Yobe State3 min read
MORE ATTACKS: Boko Haram Kills Five Policemen, Burns Down United Nations Property In Yobe State.
Insurgents from the Islamic State-sponsored faction of Boko Haram, the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), previously as Jamā’at Ahl as-Sunnah lid-Da’wah wa’l-Jihād, have attacked Gujba in Yobe State.
According to ISWAP four policemen were murdered during the assault on the community which is 30 km from Damaturu, the state capital.
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The terrorist faction mocked the Nigerian army, saying soldiers declined to leave their military base to defend the town while they operated for many hours.
The group also set fire to some United Nation facilities, cars and houses in the community.
A military source confirmed the attack actually occurred saying, “Yes, it’s true. They attacked the community last week. They came in different vans and drove straight to the company constructing the 40km Gujba-Mutai Road.
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“That was where they killed the police officers. I saw two officers though, I was told one member of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) was killed as well. Then they started burning the company’s heavy-duty machines on the site.
“From there, they moved back to the community where they looted the Red Cross and USAID offices and burnt the facilities.”
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The attack happened a few months after the terrorists attacked a military base in the community, killing several soldiers.
Boko Haram and its branch, Islamic State West Africa Province, have murdered thousands and displaced millions in the Northeastern region of Nigeria.
The Nigerian military has numerous times said that the insurgency had been to a large extent curtailed.
Since the beginning of the year, soldiers have been targeted by the group, who wait in ambush for them.
Numerous police officers and soldiers have been murdered since January 2021.
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About 33 soldiers were murdered not long ago when two explosive-laden vehicles ran into a military convoy in Wulgo.
The suicide bombers were revealed to be as Abu Bakr al-Siddiq and Bana Jundullah. The group also claimed four military vehicles were destroyed.
Back in February, roughly 20 soldiers were also murdered in Malari, Borno State by the insurgents.
It was reported that the soldiers were on patrol to clear some Boko Haram terrorists in the area after credible intelligence when they were ambushed by the group.
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