At least, nine people have been reportedly killed in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital following attack on a farm at Ajilari community in Mere Local Government Area.
DAILY POST gathered that those killed were working on a farm when Boko Haram stormed the area, killing nine and abducting several others.
Residents around the area of Gomari ward, close to Ajilari community said those who were abducted were mostly young men who they believe may be used by the insurgents as foot soldiers.
“Recently, they have been conscripting young men into their ranks,” a security source told DAILY POST in Maiduguri.
However, the Nigerian Army has dismissed claims in the social media reporting pandemonium in the state.
A statement from Col. Ado Isa, spokesman of the 7 division Nigeria Army said, the information circulating on social media revealed that some mischievous elements are insinuating and peddling rumours of ‘terrorists’ plan to execute deadly attacks on some selected populated areas and key facilities in Maiduguri town and neighboring areas in order to cause panic and inflict casualty on innocent Nigerians.
“Headquarters Theatre Command, Operation Lafiya Dole, assures the public that necessary measures have been put in place to checkmate the purported evil plans of the criminals.
“Accordingly, troops in the Theatre, have been committed to ensuring movements and activities of the marauders are effectively thwarted.
“Troops are also in staging positions in line with the Super Camp Concept to destroy the bandits whenever they are seen.
“Consequently, members of the public are urged to disregard the rumour of ‘deadly attacks’ on Maiduguri and environs.”