BY INUSA NDAHI, MAIDUGURI
The Theatre Commander Operation Lafiya Dole, Major General Benson Akinroluye has confirmed the multiple attacks on Auno and Sajeri communities near Maiduguri Borno State.
Sources and residents who fled the area said, two persons were killed with five houses razed ablaze after the insurgents looted foodstuff, livestock and provisions before they were later repelled by the military forces and members of the Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF).
Auno is located West of the Maiduguri Metropolis, while Sajeri is an outskirt and few metres away from Ajilari community of the City.
Major General Akinroluye who confirmed the incident to Journalists in his office, Maimalari Containment said, he was yet to get the actual number of the casualties, but was set to visit the affected communities to ensure adequate protection of lives and property.
His words: “We have received a distress call on the Boko Haram attacks in Auno and other surrounding communities of Maiduguri Metropolis.
” I am on my way to the affected communities to ensure we provide adequate security of lives and property.
“Although, I am yet to be briefed by my officers and men who repelled the attacks, I want to reassure all the good people of the state that the military and other security agencies are on top of the renewed security situation in the state.”
He therefore called on all and sundry, especially the Media to assist the military troops in the fight against Boko HARAM and other extremism in the North east and the country as a whole.