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Thursday, September 29, 2016

Boko Haram Attacks Chibok Neighboring Villages Set Homes Ablaze


The Nigeria Army has confirmed an attack by
suspected Boko Haram insurgents on
Kuburvwa village of Chibok local government
areas of Borno on Monday.
It said the attack was carried out by a group
of “hungry” Boko Haram gunmen that were
out to scavenge for food.
The spokesperson for the army, Sani Usman,
said in a statement on Tuesday that the attacks
did not lead to any loss of life, and that it was
repelled.
premium times had Monday night reported
an ongoing attack on the community.
The insurgents, according to local vigilante
operatives, set houses ablaze after villagers
fled their homes.
Mr. Usman said in a statement Tuesday that
more villages were also attacked by the
gunmen. He however said the attackers were
repelled by the troops deployed in the area.
BBC Hausa reported that the insurgents had
hoisted their flags in the attacked
communities.
But an official of the local vigilante, Abbas
Gava, who informed PREMIUM TIMES about
the attack on Monday, at claim.
Mr. Usman said suspected elements of Boko
Haram terrorists attacked Kwang village and
vigilantes from Dagu (which is about 4
kilometres from Kwang), responded and
repelled the terrorists attack.
“During the fire fight that ensued, one of the
vigilantes sustained gunshot wound on his
hand and was evacuated to General Hospital
Uba while the terrorists fled with gunshot
wounds.
“Troops were eventually dispatched to the
area with clear orders to pursue and deal with
the terrorists. They are still exploiting,” he
said.
“Similarly, same day, at about 4.35pm some
suspected remnants of Boko Haram terrorists
attacked Boftari which is about 15 kilometres
from Chibok town.
“On receipt of the information, troops of
Operation lafiya dole stationed in Forward
Operation Base Chibok, mobilized to the area.
“The troops encountered Boko Haram
terrorists ambush site shortly before
Kuburmbula village. They quickly cleared the
ambush and proceeded to Boftari.
“Unfortunately, the terrorists had set some
houses on fire and fled. The troops put out the
fire and are currently on the hunt for the
terrorists.
“It is imperative to state that contrary to
rumours flying around some media reports,
no life was lost.
“Additionally, there is no presence of the
terrorists in any of the villages talk less of
hoisting flags as alleged. The troops have
continued to maintain high level of vigilance.”
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