Boko Haram Re-Attack Army Chief’s Hometown
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The dreaded Islamic sect had in August taken the bull by the horn by attacking Buratai’s village in Biu local government area, Borno state, killing many and destroying houses including that of a former Commissioner, Barrister Isa Buratai.
“I cannot say how many were killed in the raid by Boko Haram because we left the town while they were still on it. I saw corpses and I saw the house of our former commissioner, Isa Buratai on fire. I don’t know about the people in the house, but about two corpses were seen along the way apart from many others that we saw, ” a fleeing local, Audi Bukar, had told newsmen.
The first attack on Buratai’s village came just weeks after President Muhammadu Buhari appointed Buratai the new chief of army staff on July 13.
In a visit to Borno some months back, Boko Haram militants ambushed the convoy of the Nigeria chief of army staff Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai but were fought off by soldiers under his command.