We are Under Siege by Boko Haram – Chibok Residents raise Alarm

by on November 24, 2016

The Caretaker Chairman of Chibok Local Gov­ernment Area of Borno state, Mr. Yaga Yarkawa, has raised alarm over renewed attacks perpetrated by Boko haram terrorists.

He said the sect attacked Thlaimaklama village over the weekend and that hun­dreds of people have been displaced.

Yarkawa said Boko Haram burned down houses, looted foodstuff and livestock, warn­ing that Chibok is again un­der Boko Haram siege.

Yaga Yarkawa spoke to our Correspondent Monday night in Maiduguri where he had gone to receive food items donated by the State Government for onward de­livery to the displaced people.

He said, contrary to claims by the military that Chibok is safe, there have been series of renewed attacks in communi­ties including Kuburmbula, Tsilari, Kamdzilari, Kuburn­vwu , Kautikari, Kwada, Buf­tari and Kakulmari villages bordering Damboa and Sam­bia forest.

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He recalled that the lastest attack on Thlaimaklama vil­lage saw Boko Haram cart away food items loaded in about 15 vehicles after setting ablaze three vehicles and sev­eral houses without confron­tation.

The chairman pointed out that apart from recent at­tacks on the communities, the terrorists have resorted to burning of farm produce of his people, who were eagerly waiting for harvest.

Also speaking on the re­newed attacks, leader of vigilantee group in Chibok, Commander Aboku said that “the boko haram terrorists are always on the move and this makes it difficult to effectively monitor and apprehend them with ease”.

He stressed that, just last week in the course of their operations, the vigilantes were able to dislodge some of the terrorists, killing two with recovery of two AK47 rifles and a Hilux vehicles mounted with anti-aircraft gun.

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Aboku called on the Mili­tary to intensify efforts by giv­ing the vigilantes free hands to operate, as they know the terrain of the Sambisa for­est and the general operation area of Sambisa, Chibok and Gwoza local governments better.

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