A town in Borno State, Konduga, is currently under attack by suspected Boko Haram terrorists, reports reaching PREMIUM TIMES indicates.
A top security officer confirmed this to a PREMIUM TIMES reporter.
Konduga is about 35 kilometers from Maiduguri, the Borno state capital, and has been repeatedly attacked by the extremist Boko Haram sect.
The town was first attacked on February 11 this year by Boko Haram gunmen who killed 39 persons, injured several others even as they set ablaze over 1000 homes, including the palace of the community’s District head.
In their bid to expand their conquered territories and possibly attack Maiduguri, the Boko Haram sect, in September 2014, attempted to invade the Borno capital through Konduga, but met a terrible defeat when they lost over 200 of their members, including a top kingpin, then suspected to be the group’s leader, Abubakar Shekau.
Despite the defeat, the insurgents reorganized and launched yet another attack on the community on September 15 but still met with a stiffer counter-attack by Nigerian troop that led to another massive loss of their members.
Two days after that attack, the terrorists returned to the town yet again. But they were again repelled by the military and members of the Civilian-JTF, who reportedly killed about 400 of them.
Monday night’s attack is about the fifth in the series of major attacks on the town by insurgents.