Some suspected members of Boko Haram terrorist group on Wednesday, March 27, evening invaded some parts of Miringa town in Biu local government area of Borno state. Vanguard reports that the terrorists shot sporadically at a Military School which served as a State Government’s owned Girls Secondary School, GGSS in Miringa, a stone throw from Buratai – the hometown of the chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai. Speaking on the attack, a resident of Miringa said the insurgents were sighted attacking the said school along a Biu- Miringa- Buratai- Buni Yadi- Damaturu road.
According to the resident, many other inhabitants of Miringa had about 8:30 pm fled into the bush as the troops deployed to safeguard the school engaged the terrorists in shootout. Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the Nigerian Army on Saturday, February 2, debunked a media report that members of the Boko Haram terrorist group abducted several passengers on Damaturu-Biu road.
An earlier reports by some newspaper claimed that the sect on Friday morning, February 1, laid ambushed vehicles plying the Damaturu-Buni Yadi-Biu road and abducted an unknown number of passengers. However, the Nigerian Army, while reacting to the news report, said it was untrue and no such incident happened.