The dreaded Boko Haram terrorists have killed about 30 people along Auno Road in Borno State.
In December 2019, an online news platform, SaharaReporters after seeing intelligence reports, authoritatively reported that insurgents were planning major abductions in Benishiek, Ngala, Auno, Mainok, Dikwa-monguno and Biu roads.
This latest attack is a result of a directive from #ISIS caliph al-Hashimi. He has instructed more attacks in the region, especially against Christians.
The militants currently occupy farms and villages along the Biu highway while gearing up for further attacks, the AFP said.
Borno state government spokesman, Ahmad Abdurrahman Bundi, said the jihadists stormed in on trucks mounted with heavy weapons, killing, burning and looting before kidnapping women and children.
They aimed at travellers, who had stopped for the night and torched vehicles.
He said, “The attackers killed not less than 30 people who are mostly motorists and destroyed 18 vehicles.”
The attack, some 25 kilometres west of Maiduguri, occurred in an area where fighters from the Islamic State West Africa Province have been active, mounting roadblocks to target security forces and civilians.
Last month four Nigerian soldiers were killed and seven injured when the jihadists attacked troops positioned in Auno.