Borno Deputy Speaker narrates how ISWAP terrorists burnt down his elder brother

Deputy Speaker of Borno State House of Assembly, Abdullahi Musa Askira has narrated how suspected fighters of the Islamic State West Africa Provinces (ISWAP) burnt down his elder brother’s house during a recent attack.


Askira said the incident occurred after ISWAP terrorists carried out an attack on Chan Chan Dana Community in Askira Uba local government area of the state on Wednesday November 10. 


He also revealed that before the terrorists came to his village, troops had gone to their enclave to dislodge them.


The Deputy Speaker told Daily Trust; 


“There was an attack by insurgents in my hometown yesterday, they razed down the house of my late elder brother who was the village head before he died almost a year ago.

“I’m the one who built it for him; but it’s not my house… Before they came to attack my village earlier in the day, troops had gone to their enclave and dislodge them. So, it is unfortunate that they still struck. However, we shall continue to support our troops who are working to ensure there is peace in our domain.”