Residents of Maiduguri, the Borno State capital has berated the military for claiming that only 26 people were killed in last Sunday attack in the city by the dreaded Islamic sect, Boko Haram. The residents said there was the need to give people the correct information as regards the insurgency situation in the northeast. Mallam Kallamu Inusa, who lost a brother during the attack said, "it is disheartening that people are not being told the truth about the situation; why can’t they tell us the truth? Hiding the position of things, particularly this insurgency is not the right thing to do."
Inusa speaking to Daily Post said, "Go round and ask people in this area, they would tell you that the figure is far beyond what the military is portraying." Another resident Mr. Amos Peter said, he was at the state specialist hospital where he counted more than 50 corpses while looking for his daughter. "I am lucky and thank God; she was not killed. Right now, she is receiving treatment at the University of Maiduguri Teaching hospital," he said.