Magumeri, the main town and Local Government Area after Maiduguri and before Gubio and Damasak is currently under attack. Information on the attack so far reveals that the town has been torched in its entirety by the marauding terrorists. Some residents of the town have found their way to Maiduguri the state capital after escaping from the attackers.
Few weeks ago, Nganzai along Maiduguri-Baga road was also attacked leading to the death of own troops and the carting away of food items provided by UN agencies and international non-governmental organisations (NGOs) operating in the area. The terrorists were reported by eyewitnesses to have cautioned civilians to be calm and go about their activities in the area.