Fighters of the dreaded Boko Haram terrorists on Friday launched an attack on Malam Fatori, a border town and headquarters of the Abadam LGA of Borno State.

Recall that Governor Babagana Zulum had stated that his administration was working to return displaced persons to Malam Fatori by December 31 despite the community being one of two local government areas without human activities.

According to PUNCH, the insurgents engaged the army formation in Malam-Fatori in the attacks that started on Friday evening.

Recall that over 500 mobile police personnel were reportedly deployed to clear the town in preparation for the return of 1,000 refugees from the Niger republic.

This is besides the army base stationed in the deserted town and other security agents like NSCDC, DSS and the civilian JTF that were posted there to help in securing the town for the safe return of the refugees.

It was gathered that the mobile police team later returned to Maiduguri, leaving only military personnel in the deserted town.

A former Catholic Archbishop of Abuja Diocese, John Cardinal Onaiyekan, has said Nigeria may split before 2023 because of security challenges and other factors.

He told PUNCH in an interview that due to greed, wickedness and stupidity, politicians would want to remain in office even when their tenure has expired.

Onaiyekan also slammed President Paul Biya of Cameroon for remaining in power for 30 years.

He stated that Nigeria’s neighbor have not developed and they remain stagnant.

This article was originally published on Naija News