Members of Boko Haram have adopted another style of attack, the Nigerian Army says.

While residents of Mammanti Village along Damboa Road in Borno State were asleep, some terrorists came into their community, scuttled their peace, and burnt their homes. 

A statement by the Nigerian Army said the terrorists had resorted to arson [criminal act of deliberately setting fire to property] in their push to take some territories in the northeast. 

It happened in the night of November 14, and the military said the terrorists had become frustrated by the current military deployments which had made most towns and villages impenetrable in the North East.

Many residents of Mammanti have now been made homeless and will surely be needing government's relief.  

"The BHTs [Boko Haram Terrorists], have resorted to arson of make shift houses in remote settlements.

"Just before Midnight on 14 November 2018, a pocket of BHTs sneaked into Mammanti village along Damboa Road in Borno State, fired some shots to scare the inhabitants and set some houses ablaze," the statement posted on the Nigerian Army's Facebook page read.

According to the Army, troops from 251 Task Force Battalion were quickly mobilised to engage the BHTs who it said fled in disarray.

Also Read: More Troops Take Trouble To Boko Haram 

The number of homes burnt was not given, but the Army said two civilians were wounded and have been evacuated to a nearby hospital for treatment.

"Exploitation of the area is ongoing," the statement added.

The arson incident occurred just as more troops were deployed to the northeast to boost the counter-terrorism operations Lafiya Dole troops.  

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