Boko Haram Storm Chibok With Motorcycles, Hilux Vans, Kill 12 After Opening Fire On Residents


Twelve persons have been killed with two others injured in a fresh Boko Haram attack on Gartamawa community in Chibok local government area of Borno State.

Chibok local government area is 125 kilometers from Maiduguri, the Borno State capital.

It is a Southern Borno LGA whose communities have been devastated by terrorism in the past 14 years with many abductions by the Boko Haram insurgents.

The Borno State Police Command confirmed the attack to Channels Television on Wednesday, saying the attack happened on Monday evening.

According to the Police Public Relations Officer, Nahum Daso, two others were injured when the gunmen drove into the community in Hilux vans and motorcycles in large numbers, shooting sporadically.

Though he did not provide further details of the attack, reports from residents indicate that the terrorists stormed the community, armed with rifles, shooting at mourners.

“The terrorists stormed the community of Gatamarwa around 5 pm on Monday during the New Year celebration heavily armed with AK-47 rifles, came on motorcycles and Hilux vans and opened fire on mourners returning from Gatamarwa.

“They later attacked another Tsiha community near Shikarkir and killed three people and abducted a young lady, burning houses and looting their foodstuffs,” the source said.


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