Boko Haram invades Borno communities, loots shops, burns churches

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Suspected members have looted and destroyed four communities Borno .

Three persons – two local hunters and a resident – were killed during on Tashan Alade, Shafa, Azare, Sabon-Kasuwa and Debro, all Hawul Local Government Area Southern Borno on .

Thousands of bags of farm produce recently harvested by were alleged to have been stolen by the insurgents who also emptied shops.

The report of the was given to the Borno Governor, Prof. Babagana Zulum, on Sunday during his visit to the affected communities.

According to a statement by Zulum’ spokesman, Mallam Isa Gusau, the governor had travelled from Maiduguri to Katsina and Abuja on Thursday for series of scheduled activities, which he had to cut short following the .

The statement also revealed that schools, shops station and places of worship destroyed by the insurgents, with three persons killed Shafa.

Gusau said his boss was in Yimirshika, Azare, Sabon-Kasuwa and Shafa, where he inspected all destroyed and ordered their immediate reconstruction.

The statement added, “In Shafa, Zulum ordered the provision of six patrol vehicles and other components to strengthen local security network. Also in Yamirshika, Zulum directed the provision of surveillance vehicles to hunters and vigilantes.”

He said the governor addressed “terrified residents,” saying he would strengthen security in the areas and the .

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