‘Many killed’ As Boko Haram Attacks Borno Community
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Boko Haram insurgents on Wednesday night, attacked Konduga town in Borno state, northern Nigeria.

The incident, which lasted for about two hours, is said to have occurred around 9 pm in the town which is located along the Bama-Maiduguri road.

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According to TheCable, Wanori, Kaleri and Amarwa villages are the areas in Konduga said to be affected by the attack which left more than 20 houses destroyed.

A witness from Wanori, identified as Mala, told TheCable that the insurgents stormed the village heavily armed.

Mala said apart from burning down houses, the insurgents took away foodstuff from the residents.

The witness said the villagers fled to the bush for safety, hence he was unable to determine the number of people killed.

According to Mala, the insurgents fled when they saw a fighter jet.

Similarly, Goni Abacha, a resident in Amarwa, said the insurgents also burned down some parts of his village.

“Many people were killed during the attack but I cannot confirm [how many people],” Abacha said.

Confirming the attack, Bello Dabbata, head of emergency response, Borno State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), told TheCable that his team has been deployed the area to get details of the incident.