Photos: Borno Social Media Frontier
Boko Haram insurgents killed 10 stranded passengers on Sunday night time at Auno, a village close to Maiduguri, the Borno state capital.
This was confirmed by the Theatre Commander, Operation Lafiya Dole, Major General Olusegun Adeniyi, who spoke to journalists on the headquarters operation Lafiya Dole Maiduguri on Monday.
He acknowledged that the passengers have been pressured to move the night time at Auno village, 24 kilometers away from Maiduguri, as a consequence of their lack of ability to satisfy up with the 5pm curfew imposed by the Army for vacationers.
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However, conflicting figures from eyewitnesses who spoke to Channels Television, stated at the very least 20 folks died within the assault and no fewer than 18 automobiles, together with heavy-duty vehicles, have been set ablaze through the assault.
An unspecified variety of folks largely ladies are additionally believed to have been kidnapped.
Meanwhile, Borno State Governor, Babagana Umara Zulum, accompanied by the Garrison Commander 7 Division, Nigerian Army, visited the scene and sympathised with the victims.
He assured of his dedication and that of the Federal Government to finish the insurgency downside within the northeast.