- A group of youth vigilante came under fire from Boko Haram terrorists
- Two members of the youth group died while two others were injured
- Some of the terrorists also died in the bloody encounter
Boko Haram terrorists engaged in a fire fight with members of a youth Vigilante group in Chibok local government area of Borno state leading to the death of many insurgent.
Vanguard reports that the incident happened on Thursday, November 24 in Shawa village which is very close to Sambisa forest leading to the death of many terrorists.
Sources revealed that one of the patrol vehicle of the vigilantes stepped on a planted landmines which was planted by the terrorists thereby detonating it.
Two members of the vigilante group died while two other were injured.
Mr. Yaga Yarakawa who is the caretaker chairman of Chibok local government confirmed the attack.
He said the vigilantes were on a patrol when they came under attack but were able to fight back killing scores of terrorists.
He said: “My gallant vigilantes yesterday went out on patrol and had a fierce encounter with boko haram in Shuwa village of Damboa Local Government Area. Two of the vigilantes were killed when they stepped on landmines, while scores of the insurgents were also killed and injured.
“It is unfortunate that due to fire power of the terrorists, the vigilantes could not pick up the two dead bodies of their late colleagues, but we have talked to the Brigade Commander in Mubi and in-charge of Askira Uba Local Government Areas of Adamawa and Borno states, and he has assured us that he will deploy some military troops who will accompany us to Shawa (Friday) to convey the remains of the vigilantes four proper burial as enshrined in the Christian Faith”.
Commander Aboku Shettima who is the leader of the vigilante group said: “The boko haram terrorists are always on the move in Kuburmbula, Tsilari, Kamdzilari, Kuburnvwu , Kautikari, Kwada, Buftari and Kakulmari villages bordering Damboa, Chibok and Sambia forest, and this makes it difficult to effectively monitor and apprehend them with ease”.