Boko Haram insurgents have reportedly launched a fresh attack on Auno community in Borno State, abducting a number of women and children.
The insurgents were said to have invaded the community which is about 5km away from the International Airport and the Nigerian Airforce Base around 9:45 pm, and operated till 1 am. As seen in pictures which are flying all over the social media space, the terrorists also burnt houses, car and some other properties belonging to the residents. Reports also have it that the commuters were denied access into the Maiduguri yesterday as they arrived Auno around 6:05pm and the road was closed already by 6pm. This left people wondering how the insurgents made way into the community located on Damaturu -Maiduguri highway.
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Tweeps have taken to the streets of Twitter to commiserate over the bad incidence, calling on the government to proffer a lasting solution to the insurgency and insecurity in the country.
“#BokoHaram arrived #Auno exactly 09:45pm and operated till 0100am before departing without any hinderance. They have disappeared not even Google GPS can locate them“, a tweep wrote.
I now have video of the bombing.
At least 30 people were killed and a dozen others injured. The attack occurred along the Maiduguri-Damaturu Highway in #Auno town.
About a dozen vehicles — including trucks were burnt.
— Adetutu Balogun (Ezi Ada 1 of Diaspora) (@Tutsy22) February 10, 2020
On the back of insecurity. Now things are getting worse daily. The north is silent because their demigod(buhari) is the president.
Buhari doesn't fit even a whatsapp group admin leadership. He has failed. Let him do the needful or he resigns.
— SANS (@sadiqsans) February 10, 2020