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BREAKING: Maiduguri in total darkness following Boko Haram attack on power transmission station

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Maiduguri, the Borno state capital has been thrown in total darkness following Tuesday’s Boko Haram attack on Molai and Bukarti villages at the outskirts of Maiduguri where the insurgents destroyed an 11KVA  “NEPA” (power transmission station) in the area.

At least four people were also killed and several others wounded in the attack carried out by gunmen suspected to be Abubakar Shekau’s faction of Boko Haram.

Daily Correspondent gathered that the suspected Boko Haram insurgents reportedly embedded themselves in a convoy of travellers being escorted by armed soldiers to Maiduguri from Damboa town and upon approaching the outskirts of Maiduguri, the insurgents attacked, using a car bomb and several armed men. They inflicted damages on the convoy and injured some soldiers escorting the travellers.

A resident of Molai,  Bulama Aji, who contradicts the military which earlier reported that the attack in Molai was repelled, confirmed to PREMIUM  TIMES that the attack “did not only inflict grave casualty on civilians but also led to the loss of property for both the residents of Molai and the military.”

“They attacked and destroyed “NEPA” (power transmission station) and took away the military gun truck stationed there. They killed two persons in Maibukarti village, not far away from Molai. And then, they killed two people in Molai, one of them was a mad man.

“They burnt the entire Molai market and many houses were also torched before the insurgents left,” he said.

Another source in Molai, who did not want to be named, said when the attack started, “even the soldiers took to their heels, that’s why the insurgents attacked and easily took away the gun truck stationed at NEPA.”

Meanwhile, officials of “NEPA” are currently working to repair the portion of the transmission line that was damaged in order to restore electricity to the city.

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