Boko Haram attack IDPs en-route resettlement in Borno community
By Our reporter
Sept. 25, 2020 – Boko Haram insurgents on Friday attacked dozens of persons including Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) returning from Maiduguri and Monguno to their home community of Baga for resettlement.
The IDPs who were scheduled to be resettled on Sept. 26 were ambushed by the Boko Haram terrorists along Monguno -Baga road a few kilometres to a military base at about 11:30am, security sources said.
The insurgents reportedly fired several shots at the convoy, injuring some of the IDPs and other travelers on the convoy.
It was however unclear if the insurgents also ambushed any of the travelers.
Borno governor, Babagana Zulum had recently inaugurated a committee for the resettlement of IDPs from Maiduguri and Monguno back to Baga, a town some 158 kilometres (about 97 miles) away.
The resettlement was scheduled to take place on Saturday, Sept. 26 with scores of IDPs, government officials and security personnel already in the town for the exercise
Over 5,000 civilians have been displaced from Baga since 2014 following Boko Haram attacks. Many of the fleeing residents are taking refuge in Maiduguri and Monguno IDPs camps.