Voters flee polling units as Boko Haram strikes in Borno

The voting process was disrupted in Goza town in Goza Local Government Area of Borno State on Saturday, February 25, after Boko Haram terrorists stormed the area.


The insurgents struck while voters were participating in the presidential and parliamentary elections. Daily Trust reported that the Emir of Goza, Mohammed Shehu Timta, said five persons were injured.


Timta said; 


“Boko Haram insurgents launched an attack into the heart of the town, shooting sporadically. Five people sustained injuries. The injured have been taken to Maiduguri for medical attention.

“They came around 8:30am, so voters had lined-up for accreditation when the incident occurred, many voters that scampered for safety have not returned while we are making efforts to convince them to return.”


The Monarch further revealed that security agencies have reinforced and chased the infiltrators. He added; 


“DIG of police incharge of North East, who is from Goza, was here and things are now under control.” 

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