Boko Haram attacks community on newly reopened Maiduguri-Bama road




Some suspected gunmen on Sunday night attacked a Borno community located along the MaiduguriBama road.
The road was on Saturday reopened by the Nigerian military four years after it was taken by .
The gunmen stormed the village in their dozens at about 10 p.m. Sources said the gunmen opened fi re on the sleeping residents who scrambled out of their houses into the bush.
Some lives were said to have been lost, while some others sustained injuries.
The spokesman of the military in Maiduguri, Onyema Nwachukwu, confirmed the attack, but said it was repelled.
“At about 10.09 pm yesterday , elements of Boko Haram insurgents who had been routed out of the Sambisa forest following troops’ offensives and clearance operations attempted to loot Mashumari village, a remote settlement under Konduga local government area for food and other logistics,” he said.
“Our troops swiftly moved in and engaged the insurgents killing one insurgent, while others fled in disarray.
“A civilian who was wounded in the encounter is currently receiving medical attention.
He added that the “troops are still trailing the fleeing insurgents”.

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