Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Boko Haram Attacks Chibok Community, Loot Foodstuff [Details]

The battle against insurgency in the north-eastern part of Nigeria may be far from over as the Boko Haram sect has continued to carry out more attacks. 

Their latest attack is on a community in Chibok local government and this is happening weeks after the sect released some abducted girls from the area Just weeks after releasing some Chibok, Borno state girls abducted over two years ago, some members of the Boko Haram have invaded the community again, this time burning down houses and looting foodstuff. 

Leadership reports that the insurgents razed down houses at Thlaimaklama village in Chibok local government area and thus rendered hundreds of people homeless.

The report quoted the caretaker chairman of the local government, Mr Yaga Yarkawa, as confirming the incident and lamenting that Chibok is again under Boko Haram siege. 

Yarkawa, who spoke with journalists in Maiduguri, the capital of Borno state, where he had come to receive food items donated by the state government to internally displaced persons, said the incident happened at the weekend.

According to him, Chibok is not as safe as it is claimed to be as there has been renewed attacks on Kuburmbula, Tsilari, Kamdzilari, Kuburnvwu , Kautikari, Kwada, Buftari and Kakulmari villages bordering Damboa and Sambia forest. 

Concerning the attack on Thlaimaklama village, he said the insurgents carted away 15 vehicles loaded with food items, after setting ablaze three vehicles and several number of houses without confrontation. He said the insurgents have also burnt down farms in the communities attacked. 

“Due to exploits of the insurgents, Kuburmbula, Tsilari, Kamdzilari, Kuburnvwu , Kautikari, Kwada, Buftari and Kakulmari villages bordering Damboa and Sambia forest, and Klaimakla communities which are still fully under the control of terrorists, the council formed vigilantee to keep watch even as we call for more military presence in the areas mentioned,” he said.

The leader of the vigilante group in Chibok, Commander Aboku, also reportedly corroborated the story and added that: “The boko haram terrorists are always on the move and this makes it difficult to effectively monitor and apprehend them with ease.” 

Aboku revealed that recently, the vigilantees were able to dislodge some of the terrorists, killing two and recovering two AK47 rifles and a Hilux vehicles mounted with anti aircraft gun. He pleaded with the military to intensify efforts on protecting the area. 

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