By Citizens platform
13 people have been reported dead following a retaliatory attack by Boko Haram on Borno town of Gwoza and Gamboru/Ngala on Wednesday.
Both Gwoza and Gamboru/Ngala are border towns with outlets to Chad and Cameroon respectively.
According to witnesses, the insurgents came with the intent to destroy the community for aiding members of the youth vigilante groups known as Civilian JTF. The vigilante group have been helping security operatives fight Boko Haram members.
According to a delegation from the Gwoza Emirate Council, who accompanied the Emir to Maiduguri to report the latest attack to the state governor, Alhaji Shettima Ibrahim, on Thursday, told journalists in Maiduguri that two policemen were killed when the insurgents attacked the Gwoza Police Station at about 8am.
He however said seven of the insurgents also died in the clash as the policemen were assisted by men of the Joint Task Force, who repelled the attack.
Source: Citizens Platform
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