Insurgents ‘kill eight’ in attack on Chibok community


Eight civilians have been reported dead following an attack on Kautukari, a community in Chibok LGA of Borno state.


A resident in the area disclosed that several properties were set ablaze by the insurgents.


Suspected fighters of the Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP) overran the community on Tuesday evening.


The insurgents invaded the area around 6pm and started shooting, making residents flee into the bush for safety.

Soldiers stationed at a military forward operation base (FOB) in Kada, two kilometres away from Kautukari, were reportedly dislodged.


Troops from army’s 117 battalion in Chibok town were later mobilised to engage the insurgents in a counteroffensive.


Kautukari is 17km away from Chibok town.


Onyema Nwachukwu, army spokesman, is yet to comment on the development.


The incident comes months after suspected Boko Haram insurgents attacked Kawtakare, Korohuma and Pemi in Chibok LGA.


Four persons were reportedly killed in the attack while 110 buildings were set ablaze by the insurgents.


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