Insurgency: Boko Haram Kills Eight, Razes Village In Borno

The Islamic State West Africa Province, ISWAP has killed eight persons in attacks in Biu Local Government Area of Borno State.

The terrorists overrun Mandaragirau and Ghuma villages on Saturday night, killed eight residents and injured a number of persons.

Military sources said Troops had thwarted an attack by ISWAP terrorists along Mandaragarau Road in the early hours of Saturday,

Troops, under Operation Desert Sanity, on a long range patrol in the general area were said to have intercepted communication of the terrorists on a mission to plant improvised-explosive devices (IEDs) on the routes and attack a military base.

Following the interception, nine insurgents on three motorcycles were said to have stormed Mandaragirau and Ghuma, accusing the locals of disclosing information of their plans to the military.

The insurgents also burnt some shops, looted foodstuff and livestock of the residents.