Again, Boko Haram Sacks Two Borno Villages, Kills 5 Persons
SAN FRANCISCO, June 10, (THEWILL) â€' Rampaging Boko Haram insurgents struck again Tuesday around Chibok, Borno State, sacking two villages where they looted food items and livestock before killing five persons.
The two villages, Tohya and Wurojene, which lie about 14 kilometres from Chibok, the town where over 200 schoolgirls were abducted on April 14 are predominantly farming communities.
Residents of the villages said the insurgents stormed the area Monday evening, shooting sporadically, killing no fewer than five persons during the raid.
'The attackers fired at the people and many residents had to flee into the bush. There was confusion everywhere as the attackers also went about setting fire on houses.
'They attacked for about two hours, and carted away foodstuffs, bags of grains and chicken belonging to our poor people,' a resident of one of the villages told THEWILL.
According to the source, 'most of the villagers slept in the bush throughout the night and the insurgents left after the killing and destruction without any resistance from the military troops around the area.'
Though THEWILL could not get an official confirmation as at the time of filing this report, a security source craving anonymity confirmed the incident, saying based on reports from the residents of the two communities, the insurgents were 'well armed though not as many as they usually move in previous attacks.'
The source noted that troops stationed in the area were not alerted on time thus allowing the gunmen the room to operate without confrontation.