Ex-Borno governor urges Auno attack probe

Amnesty International has condemned the massacre of stranded travellers in Auno village of Borno State, with a call on the Nigerian government to do more to secure innocent citizens.

Boko Haram terrorists on Sunday night attacked travellers sleeping in vehicles outside a highway gate locked by soldiers, and killed over 30 persons and abducted some.

Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno State blamed the military for the attack, saying authorities had ignored repeated requests for a military base to be established at Auno. The governor also said the attack took no place because soldiers had abandoned their duty posts.

Mr Zulum’s predecessor, Kashim Shettima, on Tuesday called on the defence headquarters to set up a probe panel to probe the killings.

In its statement Tuesday, Amnesty the…

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