Boko Haram: 75 NSCDC Personnel Killed In Borno In 2016 – Officials

Boko Haram: 75 NSCDC Personnel Killed In Borno In 2016 – Civil Defence OfficialsThe Borno Command of the Nigeria Civil Defence Corps says 75 personnel of the command were killed while 15 were declared missing in action in the year 2016.

The Commandant of the Corps, Ibrahim Abdullahi, told journalists in a news conference that the officers were killed in separate attacks in Gwoza and Gamboru Ngala in the Boko Haram insurgency.

“We have alerted our sister agencies on the issues while the NSCDC national headquarters have assisted the families of the bereaved.” he said.

Abdullah noted that about 19 area offices belonging to the NSCDC across the state were completely destroyed by Boko Haram.

His words: “We will deploy additional 500 personnel in liberated LGA’s. We have already deployed 100 to Dikwa; we are preparing 30 for Monguno, while 20 of our men were drafted for Nganzai local government area.”

“Some of them are already in Chibok and Askira Uba local government areas.” Abdullahi stated.

Abdullahi said those deployed include the Anti-riot Squad, Bomb Detection and Disposal Unit as well as Intelligence and Detective Unit of the command.

56 Persons Killed In Borno By Suspected Boko Haram Members

Boko HaramAt least 56 persons have been killed in Nganzai town in Borno State in Nigeria’s volatile north-east region.

The Governor of the State, Kashim Shettima, confirmed the killing which occurred on Friday.

The killing was carried out by suspected insurgents, who had earlier attacked neighbouring Gudumbali and were repelled by the military before they moved to Badu village in Nganzai where they unleashed terror.

Governor Kashim condemned the attack and said that a committee had since been despatched to the area to assess the extent of the damage and conduct burial for the victims.

Security authorities are yet to speak on the incident.

Members of the terrorists group have carried out series of attacks on communities, places of worship, schools and public places in the north-east in the last five years.

They are attempting to establish an Islamic State and end western education in the region.

President Muhammadu Buhari had few weeks ago given Service Chiefs three months to end the activities of the Boko Haram sect in the region.