BY INUSA NDAHI, MAIDUGURI
Governor Babagana Umara Zulum, accompanied by the Garrison Commander 7 Div Nigerian Army among other top ranks and files has on Monday morning visited Auno village and sympathised with the victims of Boko Haram attack which took place on Sunday night.
Auno village is about 20kms away from the state capital, located along the Maiduguri- Damaturu road. It was a peaceful community in Konduga Local Government Area, but all of a sudden, the community has turned to a ghost town due to incessant Boko Haram attack recently in the last two months.
The Governor enjoined residents to take what happened as an act of God, as Government and the security agencies are working round the clock to restore peace in the land. Sources said, Boko Haram sect suspected to be members of the ISWAP group attacked Auno on Sunday night around 10 o’clock pm.
According to sources, the insurgents abducted a number of women and children with no fewer than 30 people who are mostly motorists killed and 18 vehicles destroyed.
Another eyewitnesses who gave his simple name as Ali Baba disclosed that a large number of vehicles loaded with goods, shops and houses looted before set ablaze by the suspected insurgents who sneaked into the town at a time most of the villagers have retired to their beds.
“I could not count the number of vehicles that were burnt. But I saw three burnt corpses in a vehicle of civilian JTF. I also saw many houses and shops burnt down to ashes” Baba said. …..DETAILS LATER.