Boko-Haram Launches Fresh Attack in Chibok Community, Kills Three, Burns Houses

Suspected bandits raided the Chibok hamlet in Borno State on Friday evening, killing three residents and torching many homes.

According to the reports, bandits initially raided the Chibok village in April 2014, kidnapping around 200 Chibok girls from a boarding school and razing many houses.

Several of the kidnapped Chibok girls were released after a few months, but Leah Shuaibu was apparently denied freedom owing to her Christian faith.

However, the militants have assaulted the community on multiple occasions after the first raid.

On January 14, 2020, around 4pm, they again attacked the community, killing three persons.

A resident in the area, who is also a lecturer in the College of Education Dr. Shuaibu Musa told reporters on Saturday morning that hundreds of ISWAP/Boko Haram terrorists stormed the community, shooting sporadically.

“The insurgents stormed the Chibok community with five utility vehicles, mounted with anti-aircraft guns, and moved without any resistance; they started shooting sporadically. Many residents ran for safety, while the shooting continued,” he said.

He said bullets hit three of those who attempted to run and they died instantly. The bandits also burnt down several houses and properties.

He said the insurgent group also stormed Kautikari village near Chibok town at exactly 4:pm, shooting sporadically and burning down several houses.

According to him, they spent about two hours moving from house to house in the village.

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