Despite the effort of the Nigerian Government and the Military to fight insurgents and terrorism in-country, the security situation continues to deteriorate.
According to a source, a military base in Kukawa Local Government, a town in Northern Borno State was reportedly attacked by Boko Haram terrorists and during the attack, an unspecified number of civilians may have been abducted. Kukawa, a border town on the fringes of Lake Chad has been a military zone, until the recent return of the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs).
The attack which occurred on Tuesday comes barely a week after the first set of villagers who have been displaced for many years were returned home to be resettled.
The controversial Baga town where Borno State Governor, Babagana Zulum was attacked is in Kukawa local government-barely 40 kilometers apart.
Zulum during that visit had personally inspected infrastructure and the security ambiance before giving approval for the return of civilians.
Community leaders were said to have conducted a headcount in order to present an official report with the correct number of missing persons.
Two hundred households consisting of an estimated 1,200 persons were recently returned to the local council by the state government.
Details of the incident are still sketchy, and the military is yet to give an official position on the attack.
You would recall that Boko Haram has launched series of attacks in the northeast, particularly Borno State killing many and displacing thousands of people despite claims by the military that the terrorists have been decimated.