The battle in the North between Nigerian soldiers and Boko Haram terrorists has reached uncertain levels as both sides are claiming victories which citizens are finding difficult to verify because of the general insecure climate in the region.
Now, Leadership newspaper is reporting that the hometown residence of the acting governor has been taken over by the insurgents and is in fact one of the operational bases of the sect with a Boko Haram commander residing there.
The paper reports that:
As at the time of filing this report, the residences of Fintiri and his PA have become a mecca of a sort, as the two houses were inundated with sympathizers who trooped to condole with the families.
The son of the late patriarch, Tanko Wazintu, who looked pale and disheveled, said his mother and sister had resorted to burying the corpse of his father as no one could assist them after they had waited for more than 72 hours.
“My sister and step-mother were the ones that were forced to dig a hole to bury my father after being forced to sleep with his corpse for more than 72 hours,” he said.
Reports indicated that, in their drive to have more fighters, the insurgents have resorted to abducting able-bodied men whom they usually conscript into their army by force.