Boko Haram Allegedly Takes Over Community In Borno
Boko Haram insurgents are increasing their activities in the northeast again.
They have allegedly taken over a community in Borno, their strong hold.
Reports say the terrorist group reclaimed Gudumbali community in Guzamala Local Government Area of Borno State on Friday.
Less than four years ago, members of Boko Haram were chased out of the community months after they took over the place in the heat of insurgency in the region.
Again, residents that had returned to the community fled to neighbouring villages in Monguno and Gubio local government areas like they did four years ago.
Over 300 families had returned to their homes following government's assurance of safety, but everything appears to have changed for them.
Again, they are on the run.
This is coming days after President Muhammadu Buhari told a gathering in China that the Boko Haram members do not occupy any community in Nigeria.
Nigeria had managed to secure support for its military operations in the northeast on the sideline of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation held in Beijing few days ago.
After counter-insurgency operations heightened since 2015, Boko Haram had resorted to attacking soft targets, but this is a major community take over.
In June, Borno State government said it would build 10,000 homes in Gudumbali to provide home for displaced residents of the community.
The Nigerian Army has not issued a statement on the alleged take over of Gudumbali.
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