BY NDAHI MARAMA, MAIDUGURI
Gunmen suspected to be members of Boko Haram sect, yesterday evening, invaded the residence of the Commander, Joint Task Force (JTF), Niger Delta, Major General Tukur Buratai at Buratai District in Biu Local Government Area of Borno state, killing one security personnel on guard while others were injured.
This is even as the terrorists invaded Bama Council Area of the state, which led to a heavy exchange of gunfire between them and security operatives.
The Bama incident is coming barely an hour after Governor Kashim Shettima, with his convoy passed through the town at about 8pm on Tuesday, on his way to Maiduguri . The governor was returning from Madagali, the headquarters of Gulak Local Government Area of Adamawa State where he had gone to sympathize with victims of Izge who were taking refuge at the Council, after the attacks that claimed over 150 lives, weekend.
Buratai is about 215 kilometres from Maiduguri, the state capital. The village , a few months ago was attacked by suspected terrorists when they killed a businessman.
A resident of Buratai who sought anonimity, said “the suspected terrorists ambushed soldiers who were on guard at the general’s mansion in the village at about 7pm on Tuesday with exchange of gunfire, but the terrorists overpowered the security operatives using Improvised Explosive Devices, IEDS and Rocket Propelled Launchers. They killed one soldier after setting the building ablaze”.