Insecurity: Residents flee to hills as Boko Haram attack community in Borno

Residents of Womdeo village in Askira/Uba local government area of Borno State have fled their homes after an attack by Jihadist group, Boko Haram on Tuesday.

As reported by Daily Trust, the residents fled to the hills after the terror group stormed the community at about 6:30 pm. The insurgents shot at different directions and razed down the homes as the people fed.

A fleeing resident, Musa Ishaiku told the newspaper that hundreds of residents “are currently taking refuge in the bushes and hills without knowing the whereabouts of their love ones. They came at about 6:30 pm and started shooting from all angles, there was confusion as many parents could not find their children, we are on the hill now. Watching how are they currently burning down our houses.”

Another resident, Steve Mamza said, ”As I am speaking with you they are still in Womdeo village, walking free for about two hours now. Many of our people have fled to the adjoining community for safety. Our village is under attack by Boko Haram.”

The Boko Haram insurgency has killed more than 36,000 people and displaced more than one million from their homes, according to the United Nations.

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