The Nigerian Army has dismissed recent reports of 8 people being killed in a church in Chibok, Borno state by Boko Haram terrorists.
Director of Army Public Relations (DAPR), Col. Sani Usman clarified the allegations.
He said: “The Theatre Command, Operation Lafiya Dole wishes to clarify that alleged suspected Boko Haram terrorists attack at Chibok is not correct.”
“What happened was that, two persons were murdered at Kwamjilari village, (which is over 30 kilometres from Chibok, and very close to Sambisa forest), by suspected remnants of Boko Haram terrorists looking for food.”
The Army Spokesman reiterated that the victims weren’t killed outside or near a church as being reported.
He stated that “the people from the said village are all in Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camp in Chibok”.
Usman said that those who went back to the village without authorisation were moved back to Chibok two weeks ago, adding that “those killed went back on their own contrary to security advise”.
He assured that a patrol team that was sent from Chibok went to the village this morning.
He also noted that adequate measures would be taken to ensure no one go back to the village for now.