Residents Flee as Boko Haram Launch Fresh Attacks in Chibok Village


Residents of Yimirmigza village in Kautikari ward, Chibok local government area of Borno State, took to their heels after suspected Boko Haram insurgents laid siege on their village.

A Chibok resident told TheCable on Saturday that they started hearing strange gunshots at about 6 O’clock in the evening.

The villager said they fled when they noticed that the gunshots were not the routine military gunshots.

“They came in this evening and started shooting sporadically. Most of the villagers have run into the bush,” TheCable’s source said.

“We don’t know if there are casualty yet because right now the insurgents are still in charge of the village.”

According to reports on TheCable, security operatives from the 117 Task Force Battalion of the Nigerian army have been mobilized to stop the insurgents.

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Yimirmigza village is 19km away from Chibok town which is the local government headquarters.

This is a developing story, we will you posted as more details unfold.