Terrorists loyal to the Islamic State West Africa Provinces (ISWAP) have attacked and burnt down the residence of the elder brother to the Deputy Speaker of Borno State House of Assembly, Abdullahi Musa Askira.
The lawmaker confirmed the development himself which he claimed happened on Wednesday at Chan Chan Dana Community in Askira Uba’s local government area of Borno.
Askira in a chat with Daily Trust explained that the attack happened after the military had earlier stormed the hiding place of the terrorists in the area and dislodged them.
“There was an attack by insurgents in my hometown yesterday, they razed down the house of my late elder brother who was the village head before he died almost a year ago.”
“I’m the one who built it for him, but it’s not my house… Before they came to attack my village earlier in the day, troops had gone to their enclave and dislodged them. So, it is unfortunate that they still struck. However, we shall continue to support our troops who are working to ensure there is peace in our domain,” he said.
It was gathered that residents of the town had to flee their homes to avoid being killed by the notorious terrorist organization.
The gunmen, who came in their numbers, attacked the village in the morning, burning down several houses.