A report earlier published by Daily Post has it that three communities in Biu local government area of Borno State were attacked by suspected Boko Haram fighters, bringing down houses, shops and places of worship.
The report stated that residents of the areas said about 90 residential houses, a Church, Clinic, 9 shops, and other properties worth millions of naira were destroyed during the attack.
The District Head of the area, Alh Mohammad Maina Bukar while briefing the Borno State Deputy Governor, Alhaji Umar Usman Kadafur, who paid a sympathy visit to the affected communities, said they have lost source of livelihoods as a result of the attack.
The communities blamed the attack on lack of telecommunications network in the area, adding that the people informed the deputy governor that local hunters repelled the attacks and succeeded in killing three members of the insurgents, while one resident sustained a bullet wound.
“There was no civilian casualty,” they said.
“The insurgents stormed the villages at about 6:30 pm to 10:25 pm simultaneously; they burnt down 90 residential Houses, 9 shops, 1 church, 1 dispensary/Clinic, 1 tractor and carted away essential commodities, as well as food items,” the district head was quoted to have said.