Militants suspected to be members of the dreaded Boko-haram sect have burned down houses, including tthe family house of new army Chief of staff Tukur Buratai in Buratai, his village in Borno state.
At least two people were killed and eight injured in the attack, resident Adamu Talba and the military source told Reuters. Buratai was however not present at the time of the attack in the early hours of Wednesday.
Buratai, since he took over last week has vowed to come down hard on the terrorist sect recently changing the code name of the army operations in the north-east from ‘Operation Zaman Lafiya’ to ‘Operation Zaman Lafiya Dole’, vowing that he would make Boko Haram beg for peace.
President Muhammadu Buhari has also vowed to end the insurgency, discussing how to tackle it during his first trip to Washington to meet President Barack Obama.