Two people have been injured, while four houses were destroyed as suspected Boko Haram terrorists infiltrated Buni Gari in Gujba local government area of Yobe state.
The attackers were said to have stormed the community in the late hours of Sunday, where they opened fire sporadically, hence injuring two dwellers and burning to ashes four houses, and a vehicle, in addition to foodstuff.
“There is no security in town, troops from Buni Yadi only come for patrol and leave whenever there is an attack. The members of vigilante group are not equipped, therefore, they cannot withstand the terrorists”, he bitterly lamented.
The Village Head of Buni Gari, Alhaji Wakil Kayama who had his house, a car and foodstuff razed down by the assailants, lamented the lack of security in the community, something which he said dwellers are on the verge of deserting Buni Gari if necessary action was not taken.
Kayama, cried out to the state government to deploy adequate security operatives to protect lives and property in the town.
“Two people were injured, my house, vehicle and foodstuff were all burnt to ashes by the attackers”, he recounted.
The Head of Vigilante Group of the area, Mai Modu, who narrowly escaped with his life and had his house burnt to ashes while narrating his ordeal, decried lack of sophisticated weapons to confront threats from the terrorists.
“Sunday’s attack on Buni Gari was purely the handy work of insiders who sneaked out of the town and divulged information to the terrorists and lack of sophisticated weapons on our part. Had it been we are fully equipped, Boko Haram cannot face us”, he claimed.
He furiously said that his father was slain by the terrorists and now they are after his life and that of his operatives.
Modu, however, called for proper equipping of the vigilante group to effectively complement the security forces in protecting lives and property of people in the area.
Correspondent who went to the town on Tuesday also gathered that the last Sunday’s attack on the town was the sixth of its kind from December, 2018 to date.
It may interest one to know that Buni Gari is the ancestral home of Governor Mai Mala Buni and the town is a few kilometres away from the headquarters of 27 Task Force Brigade located in Buni Yadi, the headquarters of Gujba Local Government Area.