Boko Haram attacked Chibok, killing many people and setting houses on fire.
NewsReport gathered that many people of Kautikari, a town in Borno State’s Chibok Local Government Area, were presumed dead when militants from the Islamic State-backed Boko Haram offshoot, the Islamic State West Africa Province, stormed the settlement.
A resident told SaharaReporters that the terrorists, who arrived in ten gun trucks, invaded the village about 8:00 p.m. on Friday and promptly set fire to residences.
“They are burning numerous buildings as we speak, and it is late at night; you should be aware of the terrain in this area.” We don’t know how many individuals have died, but three have been confirmed deceased.
“They came in this evening and started shooting sporadically. Most of the villagers have run into the bush,” the resident told SaharaReporters on phone.
Since the death of JAS leader, Abubakar Shekau, ISWAP has been consolidating its grip in locations around Lake Chad.
Just recently, it appointed Wali Sani Shuwaram, a 45-year-old as the new leader of ISWAP in Lake Chad.
The sect’s membership has swollen with the defection of hundreds of Boko Haram fighters under Shekau.
The Nigerian Army has repeatedly claimed that insurgency had been largely defeated and frequently underplays any losses.
The terror group has caused over 100,000 deaths and displaced millions of individuals mainly in Adamawa, Borno, and Yobe states.