Boko Haram kills NEMA staff in Borno

Boko Haram kills NEMA staff in Borno
Chris Steven, Abuja
John Iliya a staff of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has been killed by members of Boko Haram terrorists.
Iliya, who was an excavator operator with the agency was killed by  jihadists on August 8 at Damasak in Borno State, a statement by NEMA on Thursday in Abuja revealed.
The Public Relations Officer of NEMA, Sani Datti, said that the Director-General of NEMA, Mustapha Maihaja, had dispatched a team to Maiduguri to facilitate the return of Iliya’s remains to the family.

He is the latest victim of the Islamic insurgency that flared since 2009, killing more than 20,000 people and displacing up to 2.5 million residents of Nigeria’s North-east.

Datti said that Iliya, who was working with troops on the front lines died in the line of duty.

The insurgents have been fighting at many fronts for almost a decade, in a bid to enforce a strict Islamic code in Northern Nigeria.

The insurgents, whose activities have also been felt in Chad, Niger and Cameroon, have been packing punches regularly, hitting civilian targets and other soft spots in Nigeria’s North-east.