The National Emergency Management Agency yesterday confirmed that the Saturday’s attacks by Boko Haram on villages in Borno State left one person dead and 1,300 others displaced.
The insurgents targeted farmers in the three villages invaded.
“Dala-Malari, Fuguri and Femari all communities in Jere LGA were attacked by suspected Boko Haram insurgents on Saturday. One person was killed and about 1,300 people are displaced,” Bashir Garga, NEMA North East Zonal Coordinator, said in a statement yesterday.
He advised residents to be attentive and report suspicious movements and persons to the security personnel,” saying, “Attacks on soft targets have become the hallmark of the insurgents due to increased military clampdown that has curtailed their activities.
Humanitarian partners are being mobilized to cater for the victims as soon as possible.”
Meanwhile, Brigadier-General Abdumalik Biu, General Officer Commanding, 7-Division Maiduguri, has charged his troops under the Operation Lafiya Dole to stay committed and decisive in their duties towards ending insecurity in the northeast.
General Biu gave the charge on Friday while addressing troops of the 7-Division Rapid Deployment Force of Sector-1 undergoing training exercise at a military facility in Monguno town.