Soldiers of the Chadian guard on January 21, 2015, at the border between Nigeria and Cameroon, some 40 km from Maltam, as part of a military contingent against the armed Islamist group Boko Haram. Chad, seen as having the most capable military in the ~ ALI KAYA
Abuja - Boko Haram terrorists that killed 25 people in a Borno State town on the eve of the elections threatened the community they will return to carry out similar attacks.
Governor Alhaji Shettima confirmed the terror attack on Saturday.
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He said said the insurgents killed 25 persons and injured 30 others in Buratai.
The governor who spoke to journalists shortly after casting his vote in Maiduguri
"It was a sad development. My Commissioner of Education who is incidentally from Buratai was there to console the people and took part in the burial. May their souls rest in perfect peace," Shettima told reporters after casting his vote in Maiduguri.
The attack is said not to have affected the elections, as all voters from the six wards of the local government were voting at a designated centre in Miringa town within Biu local government area.
A resident of the razed town, who spoke on phone, corroborated the governor.
The resident, Garba Buratai disclosed that the insurgents came at about 4 am Saturday morning and unleashed terror on the community.
Speaking from Biu where he fled, he said the insurgents set ablaze some houses in the community.
"They even warned residents to come back to visit on them more havoc should they be involved in Saturday's elections," he said.
The attack came hours after the military reported it had reclaimed Gwoza, another town in Borno, the state worst hit by acts of terror by the Boko Haram. Such acts led to th rescheduling of the polls by six months to Saturday.