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Nigerian forces ‘in full control’ of northeast town after militant raid

A splinter gathering of Boko Haram raged Kukawa, abducting many inhabitants whose destiny stays obscure significantly after the military says it’s retaken control.

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A Nigerian army vehicle with an anti-aircraft gun makes its way as part of a convoy to Bama, Borno state, Nigeria. August 31, 2016.

(African Stand) — The Nigerian armed force says it is in “full control” of a northeastern town where many individuals were abducted by aggressors.

A splinter bunch of Boko Haram, Islamic State West Africa Province (or ISWAP) warriors raged the town of Kukawa on Tuesday and held onto many inhabitants who had just barely returned in the wake of escaping their homes for about two years, as indicated by local people and civilian army sources.

“The fear-based oppressors on August 18, 2020, assaulted troops’ area in Kukawa town in Borno State where the assault was passionately foiled,” safeguard representative John Enenche said in an announcement on Thursday.

“The circumstance in Kukawa is presently quiet with troops in full control,” he said.

There was no lucidity on the prisoner’s circumstance.

Purposeful act

Kukawa occupants had been living in camps in the local capital Maiduguri, 180 kilometers away, where they fled following a ridiculous assault in November 2018.

The occupants had come back to their homes on August 2 under military escort, on the sets of the state government.

“The assault by the fear-based oppressors was… a purposeful endeavor to turn around the achievement accomplishments recorded with respect to IDPs {internally uprooted people) in the regions of peacebuilding, remaking, recovery and resettlement endeavors by the administration,” Enenche said.

Three troopers lost their lives and two were injured while eight radicals were murdered during the firearm fight with the activists, he included.

Nigeria, off-limits zone

Maiduguri is the capital of Borno state, where the Boko Haram bunch developed in 2009.

Boko Haram has over and again assaulted the town, home to a few million individuals, while huge wraps of northeastern Nigeria have become off-limits zone in light of the nearness of aggressor gatherings.

Boko Haram is one of the most dreaded gatherings and it has progressively spread into neighboring Cameroon and Chad.

In excess of 36,000 individuals have kicked the bucket in battling since 2009, with in excess of 2,000,000 incapable to come back to their homes, a significant number of them discovering some shelter in Maiduguri.

Esther Kamara

Written by Esther Kamara

Esther Kamara is a reporter at African Stand, covering the West African region with stories on politics and how it intersects with business, innovation, startups, and culture. She graduated from Kwame Nkrumah University with a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology.

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