29 June 2014

Nigeria: Boko Haram Attacks Several Communities Near Chibok

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Boko Haram attacks (file photo).

Suspected members of the Islamic militant sect, Boko Haram, have attacked three communities in Chibok Local Government Area in Borno State, killing no fewer than 10 persons.

According to the president, Kibaku Youth Association of Nigeria, Mr. Moses Zakwa, three communities were attacked by the insurgents.

"The communities that were attacked are Kwada, Kautikari and Guradina, all in Chibok LGA. As at now, over 20 persons have been confirmed dead, 10 of which I know personally. My cousin and one of my uncles were among those killed. He had three wives and over 20 children and he was killed in cold blood. The attack started around 8am in the morning and it lasted for over four hours," he told The PUNCH.

Zakwa further said, "The gunmen also opened fire on worshippers in a church service. People have not been sleeping at home. Some have run into the nearby bush to hide because their lives are at risk."

Another Chibok indigene, Manasseh Allen, also confirmed the attack in a telephone chat with our correspondent. "We need divine help," he said, adding that Kautikari is the second largest town in Chibok LGA.

When contacted on the telephone, a member of the Borno State House of Assembly, representing Chibok constituency, Mr. Aimu Foni, said, "It's obvious this was a Boko Haram attack because three days ago, they threatened to attack," he said.

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