The Borno Police Command said on Monday that Boko Haram insurgents burnt down 40 houses in a reprisal attack in Mailari Village in Guzamala Local government Area of the state on Sunday.
Damien Chukwu, the Commissioner of Police in the state, who disclosed this at a news conference said that the terrorists stormed the town at about 8 p.m.
Chukwu said that the command had yet to ascertain the casualty figure.
On the Alau Dam attack, Chukwu said that preliminary investigation revealed that the dam came under attack by suspected Boko Haram insurgents.
He said initially, it was not clear if the affected dyke was washed away due to lack of maintenance or if it was actually vandalised.”
He said that the insurgents had actually tampered with the embankment holding back the water, leading to flooding in Kayamla Village.