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Boko Haram: 500 Communities Captured In Shiroro

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Hamzat Ibrahim Abaga
Hamzat Ibrahim Abaga
Hamzat Ibrahim Abaga is a graduate of Mass Communication and aspiring investigative journalist.

NIGERIA. Niger. Borno: Boko Haram insurgency has occupied about 500 villages in eight wards of Shiroro Local Government Area of Niger State, north-central region of Nigeria.

Chairman of the council, Honorable Suleiman Chukuba told the newsmen that Boko Haram insurgents have attempted to join and recruit members of the communities into banditry.

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“Terrorists are trying to recruit the people of the community to help in fighting the government”, Chukuba said.

Chukuba added that the terrorists are integrating the people of those communities by telling them they have arms and money to give them so they can assist them in fighting the government.

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According to him, Boko Haram members told the people of the communities that they are not interested in usual primary and secondary schools, adding that their concerns are Islamic education.

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“I am speaking based on evidence, whenever the terrorists visit these communities, they will try to convince them that they are not interested in model primary, and secondary schools. They are only interested in seeing Islamiyya schools”, Chukuba said.

Affected Communities

Chukuba listed the affected communities to include Bassa-Kokki, Allawa, Kurebe, Manta, Gurmana, Kushaka, Kwati, Chukuba and Galadima Kogo among others.

Council chairman calling for FG support

Chukuba is therefore crying and seeking for federal governments to come to his aid, through provision of additional security men to the area to help in putting an end to the criminal activities in the area who have made Niger state and Shiroro their abode.

Government raises concern

Earlier this year, the Niger State government declared that Boko Haram terrorists had mouthed their flag in Kaure village.

The government added that the Boko Haram members with force carry the wives of some of the villagers for themselves.

Terrorists groups clashes in Borno

In a related development, Islamic State’s of West African Province (ISWAP) fighters killed 24 Boko Haram members in Mandra and Gaba Mountains in Gwoza, Borno State.

They were killed when both parties engaged in a fire battle, which left 24 of them killed and some arrested.

It was gathered that the attack between the two terrorist groups was a retaliation attack, fueled by an attempt of ISWAP members who had earlier launched an attack on Boko Haram members in recent weeks.


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