- Boko Haram insurgents have reportedly carried out a fresh attack in Payasatan Bilaburdar village in Chibok local government area of Borno state
- Two siblings and a farmer were reportedly killed in the terrorist attack
- A resident of the village said the insurgents had left by the time troops of the Nigerian Army arrived
Suspected Boko Haram insurgents have reportedly carried out a fresh attack in Chibok local government area of Borno state on Friday, January 3, according to a report by The Cable.
The news media reports that insurgents who attacked Payasatan Bilaburdar village claimed the lives of two siblings.
Legit.ng gathers that 16-year-old Joel Fali and 14-year-old Kwakwi Fali were the siblings who lost their lives in the attack.
A 35-year-old farmer identified as Yusuf Yakubu also reportedly lost his life in the attack.
One of the residents of the village spoke about his experience of the attack which he said left about seven houses burnt.
“Everybody started running for their lives when our village came under attack Friday night.
“Two of our school children, Joel and Kwakwi were killed within the shots fired. One of them from Junior Day Secondary School, and the other from Senior Secondary School. They are of same parents. Yusuf Yakubu, a farmer was killed too," he said.
Another resident of the village said the insurgents had left before the arrival of the soldiers from the 117 task force battalion in Chibok.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the Centre for Africa Liberation and Socio-Economic Rights (CALSER) challenged elders, leaders and political stakeholders in Borno state to adopt a new approach and strategy to defeat terrorists' ideology.
In a speech delivered at the Unity Fountain on Friday, January 3, the centre said it will take the collaboration of the elders, politicians and other stakeholders in condemning the antics of Boko Haram/ISWAP ideology for peace to return to the northeast.
CALSER's convener, Princess Ajibola, in an open letter to northeast elders, stakeholders and politicians, called on these leaders to help build the region and defeat terrorists' ideology.
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