20 killed in fresh attack in Borno …School, Clinic and LG complex burnt

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Fresh attacks has been carried out by gunmen suspected to be members of the dreaded Boko Haram Group killing about 20 people in Gajiram, headquarters of the Nganzai Local Government, and Bulabulin Ngawra village in the Konduga Local Government area of Borno State on thursday.

Nganzai, a 73-kilometre and  Bullabulin Ngawra, 45 kilometres away from Maiduguri, the state capital are both linked and have boundaries with the Boko haram’s camps of Marte and Sambiza Forests destroyed by Joint Task Force (JTF) when the emergency rule was declared  by the Federal Government in May.

The Nganzai Local Government secretariat complex, two primary schools, a clinic and some residential houses were reported set on fire by the suspected assailants.

Villagers reported that suspected Boko Haram’s members laid ambush in separate attacks to their victims. Report says the suspects comprised of  about 40 well-armed with Ak 47 rifles laid ambushed Gajiram town on Thursday morning.

15 people were killed while some public and residential buildings were set on fire before they withdrew due to counter attack by the combined efforts of the vigilante youths and men of the JTF.

Borno State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Kaka Shehu Lawan, was in Gajiram headquarters of Gajiram to commiserate with the residents. Governor Kashim Shettima and his deputy, Zanna Umar Mustapha, were out of Maiduguri for an official assignment in Abuja on Thursday

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