Boko Haram Attacks Army Chief’s Hometown

Boko Haram

No fewer than two people were today killed in a renewed attack by suspected Boko Haram militants on the home town of Nigeria’s Chief of Army Staff, Major General Tukur Buratai, who yesterday announced that he would provide new strategic and operational direction in the prosecution of the fight against terror in the country.

Reports quoted witnesses to have said that the militants have been in the town since Sunday night, attacking residents randomly.

“The militants have come to our town again attacking us late in the night as we ran into bushes for safety.

“I can confirm to you that many people were killed but at the moment I can only be categorical on the killing of an aged man and a mechanic based in the town,” a resident was quoted to have said by Channels TV.

The attack is coming a day after the Chief of Army Staff visited the 156km Damaturu-Biu road which he said had been cleared of landmines with the assurance that security forces would commence routine patrol along the road.

Buratai town have been attacked on several occasions, according to reports. The agrarian settlement in Biu Local Government Area of troubled Borno State, in the north-east region is situated alone along Damaturu-Biu road.