NEMA: One killed, 65 houses razed in Borno attack

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) says one person was killed while 65 houses razed when Boko Haram insurgents attacked Bale-Shuwa community in the outskirts of Maiduguri, Borno. Bashir Garga Idris, NEMA north-east zonal coordinator, confirmed the attack on Sunday. He said about 500 animals were also carted away by the insurgents. The injured victims, Garga said, have been provided with first aid and humanitarian needs, and an assessment was being conducted to enable the mobilisation of immediate relief assistance to the affected community. The insurgents were said to have attempted to infiltrate Maiduguri but their efforts were repelled by troops of the Nigerian army and members of the civilian joint task force (CJTF). Sporadic gunshots and multiple explosions lasted for hours as many of the villagers fled into Maiduguri.

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