- Borno state was in the early hours of Wednesday, December 26, hit again by some armed bandits who went about burning down houses
- Vigilante sources who alert newsmen on the development revealed that not less than 25 houses were razed in the attack
- The sources also said that the attackers ransacked Mbolakel village, near the Chibok area of the state
Some suspected Boko haram terrorists have attacked and burned down another village in Chibok local government area of Borno state on Wednesday, December 26, local vigilante sources have said.
Daily Trust reports that the attack took place at Mbolakel village, near Chibok town around 1:00 am on Wednesday. The attackers shot many times and wounded a number of villagers, killing down livestock. The sources also said that the insurgents left with a lot of foodstuff.
Vigilante source told newsmen in a phone call that not less than 25 houses were set on fire when the attackers stormed the village.
According to the source, the villagers ran into bushes to take cover, adding that an aged woman was however burned beyond recognition.
“We received an emergency call from our vigilante members at Mbolakel village for an assistance about 1:03am this morning. We could not go there because of the sporadic shooting we heard from Chibok, some could not sleep till day break.
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“They burnt down about 25 houses and livestock and also cart away food items. We were able to rescue an old woman set on fire along with her house. So there was no casualty because everyone fled into bushes immediately they heard gunshots,” the vigilante source said.
Moreover, Sahara Reporters reveals that not less than three persons were injured in the deadly attack.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that the Nigerian Army on Tuesday, December 25, said its troops had repelled attack coordinated by Boko Haram insurgents at a military formation in Kukareta, Damaturu local government area of Yobe state.
In a statement, Colonel Onyema Nwachukwu, the deputy director, Army public relations, said the insurgents had on Monday, December 24, around 6: 30 pm, attacked a Military Forward Operational Base, in Kukareta community of Yobe.
Nwachukwu said that the gallant troops engaged the insurgents in fierce battle and repelled the attack, killing many of them, adding that a soldier was wounded in the attack.
He disclosed that 13 soldiers and two police personnel also lost their lives when they run into an ambush by the insurgents on Damaturu-Maiduguri Road.
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