Aduwari, a satellite village near Polo area in Maiduguri, the capital of Borno State, was yesterday attacked by suspected Boko Haram terrorists. The insurgents reportedly stormed the town in three vehicles shelling and shooting at villagers until Sunday evening. The assailants, who set parts of the village ablaze, also began shooting into Polo area leaving many residents injured. Residents of Jiddari Polo area are in panic with many fleeing their homes to safer parts of the capital city. Military authorities are yet to react on the latest attack. The Army had placed a ban on vehicular movement within the metropolis since Thursday evening until Sunday morning to avert possible attacks during Christmas celebrations.
President Muhammadu Buhari had given the military a directive to put an end to the terrorists’ activities before the end of the year. The Minister of Information and Culture, Mr Lai Mohammed, had on Wednesday also told reporters in Lagos that the military “has so degraded the capability of Boko Haram and that the terrorist can no longer carry out any spectacular attacks”.