Nigeria: Borno residents Expresses Frustration Over Recent Boko Haram Attacks

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The Following attack of some communities in Borno State Northeast Nigeria some citizens of the state have expressed frustration with the development.

And called on President Muhammad Buhari to urgently review the existing security architecture to save lives and property of the people of the state.

It would be recalled that the terrorists in the past one month had carried out series of attacks where both soldiers and civilians were killed while property and livestock are destroyed including looting of foods from the communities.

Just last Saturday, the terrorists invaded Lassa in Askira-Uba local government area of Borno State Northeast Nigeria, razing down houses and shops and carting away huge quantities of food items and other provisions.

A local vigilante in the area who witnessed the attack, but spoke on the condition of anonymity, said the insurgents stormed the Lassa community at about 8:00pm, shooting sporadically and setting houses and shops ablaze.

The source said the terrorists overpowered the military base at Lassa, which initially tried to repel them, adding that it took a fierce engagement by a military reinforcement from Askira town, about two hours to overpower the insurgents and chase them out of the community shortly before midnight.

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