300 houses, shops set ablaze in Borno by gunmen

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BY NDAHI MARAMA, MAIDUGURI
Gunmen numbering over 50 yesterday invaded Kawuri District of Konduga Local Government Area of Borno state and set ablaze over 300 residential Houses and shops after killing several residents.

Kawuri District is one of the big town in Konduga, situated along Maiduguri-Bama Expressway, which is about 60 kilometres from Maiduguri, the state capital.

This is the second time the town was attacked, the first one was in October last year when some Boko Haram suspects clashed with vigilante youth popularly known as civilian JTF, which led to the killing of 10 people including three youth, 18 injured and the burning of 48 shops and 200 houses.

Our Correspondent gathered that the fresh attack on Kawuri town took place at about 6pm on Sunday when gunmen suspected to be terrorists armed with AK47 rifles, Improvised Explosive Devices and petrol bombs entered the community and wrecked harvoc before they fled into the sambisa forest.

It would be recalled that in the last one week, 37 communities of Kwaljiri, Kaya, Ngawo Fate, Limanti, Njaba, Yahuri, Mude, Wala and Alau among others in Damboa, Konduga and Gwoza Council areas have all been sacked by terrorists living displaced residents taking refuge in some neighbouring villages of Cameroon Republic and other towns including Maiduguri metropolis. Details later please.

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