Some communities at Multafu in Askira-Uba Local Government Area of Borno State have decried over a week-long series of attacks by Boko Haram militants.
The communities also expressed sadness over the abduction of their two daughters by the attackers.
This was contained in a statement signed yesterday on behalf of the communities by an elder statesman from the local government area, Mr. Fali Ijudigal.
Multafu is dominated by Marghi ethnic group who are mostly farmers. The community also shares border with Sambisa Forest.
On March 10, 2019 at about 10pm, insurgents invaded Multafu and killed one member of the Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF), with many residents sustained gunshot injuries.
The gunmen also razed down several houses, carted away food items, displaced hundreds from their homes before abducting two teenage girls namely; Miss Stella Ibrahim, 21 and Miss Godiya Ibrahim, 16, both of the same parents.
“We in Multafu Community are much concerned about the incessant attacks by terrorists upon our innocent people.
“Multafu community/Village was attacked by Boko Haram insurgents on Sunday 10th of March 2019 at about 10pm, and during that attack, one member of the Civilian JTF who was trying to assist in defence lost his life as the patrol van belonging to members of the CJTF was set ablaze when it stepped on an Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) planted by the insurgents on the road that faithful day.
“Two (2) teenage girls namely Miss Stella Ibrahim age 21,and Miss Godiya Ibrahim age 16, all of the same parents were abducted and taken away by the insurgents same day, and up to now there whereabouts remained unknown. Houses were set ablaze, many sustained gunshot injuries and displaced after looting food items.
“To our dismay, there was no response from government officials, security agencies or any agency charged with responsibility of handling emergency, nor made any attempt of visiting the community to either sympathise, or ascertain the level of damages caused, despite the fact that the people of Multafu community came out enmass and voted for the ruling APC candidates in all the just concluded Presidential, National Assemblies, States and Houses of Assembly Elections nationwide.
“We therefore want to use this medium and appealed to both the local government authorities, as well as the state Governor Kashim Shettima to come to our aid with immediate effect by providing relief materials to our Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), and ensure adequate deployment of security forces to the community to safeguard our people and to avert future occurrence,” the statement read.