- Suspected ISWAP terrorists have reportedly launched a fresh attack on Kautukari community in Chibok LGA, Borno state
- Residents are reportedly fleeing into the bush for safety as the terrorists shoot sporadically in the troubled community
- Troops have, however, been mobilised from the army’s 117 battalions in Chibok town which is about 17km away from the area
Chibok LGA, Borno state - Kautukari, a community in Chibok LGA of Borno state, is currently under attack by suspected fighters of the Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP).
According to TheCable, a resident said the insurgents invaded the community around 6pm on Tuesday, May 3, and started shooting randomly.
The suspected ISWAP fighters are reportedly setting houses ablaze while locals are fleeing into the bush for safety.
Soldiers stationed at a military forward operation base (FOB) in Kada, just 2km away from Kautukari, were said to have been dislodged.
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It is, however, gathered that troops have been mobilised from the army’s 117 battalions in Chibok town to the area.
Legit.ng gathers that Kautukari is 17km away from Chibok town.
Troops kill Boko Haram/ISWAP’s spiritual leader, recover arms
According to a Twitter post by the official handle of the Nigerian Army Headquarters on Friday, April 29, the terrorists were killed during an operation at Manjo Ali Qere in Borno state.
It was gathered that the operation tagged 'Operation Desert Sanity' launched the attack on Thursday, April 28.
Ex-Chibok schoolgirls who escaped from captivity bag Masters degrees in US university
In another report, two young Nigerian females, Joy Bishara and Lydia Pogu, who were among the more than 200 Chibok schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram in April 2014 bagged master’s degrees from Florida’s Southeastern University on Friday, April 29.
The girls escaped and eventually found refuge in the United States where they were offered scholarships by the leadership of Southeastern University after finishing high school.
The duo was said to have received bachelor’s degrees in the fall of 2021.