Over 50 gunmen suspected to be Bokoharam invaded Kawuri District of Konduga Local Government Area of Borno state and set ablaze over 300 residential houses, after killing a soldier, 51 civilians and wounded several policemen.
The injured residents are now receiving treatment at the Konduga General Hospital and the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital.
Kawuri District is one of the big towns in Konduga,on Maiduguri-Bama
Expressway, which is about 60 kilometres from Maiduguri, the state capital.
This town has been attacked not for the first time. The first attack took
place in October, when Boko Haram terrorists clashed with vigilante youth,
popularly known as civilian JTF, which led to the killing of 10 people
including three members of the Civilian JTF, with 18 others injured and the burning of 48 shops and 200 houses.
It has been gathered that the fresh attack on Kawuri town occurred at about
5pm, Sunday, when gunmen carrying AK47 rifles, Improvised Explosive Devices and petrol bombs entered the community and wreaked havoc before they fled into the Sambisa forest.According to a survivor, Mallam Mustapha Modu said, he counted about 47 dead bodies on Monday morning while several others sustained gunshots and burnt wounds.
You will recall that Maiduguri is one of the states under the emergency rule declared by president Jonathan.