Boko Haram insurgents have attacked a village near Chibok, killing a young man in the process
– The insurgents also snatched a 5 year old boy from his grandmother in the attack
The director of media, Kibaku area development association(KADA), Dr Manesah Allen, told the Leadership that the boy was forcefully taken away from his grandmother who he was with at the time of the attack on Friday, February 10.
Dr Manesah Allen said the sect also killed a young man in the village called, Mauntah.
“I just spoke with the rescue team that visited the village, the Boko Haram sect forcefully took away a five year old boy from his grand ma, and killed one young man by name Mauntah,” he said.
The spokesperson for the KADA noted that military detachment close to Kaumutayahi are not many in number and those in Bwaftari and Kautikari villages are also near the sect’s crossing points.
He said the people have asked for more security forces as villages have started to resettle.
In a related development, Boko Haram insurgents have ambushed a convoy of new Nigerian Army recruits in Maiduguri, Borno state capital, killing seven of them and abducting three others that included a female soldier in the attack.
According to the Washington Post, the attack occurred on Thursday evening, February 9, near Mafa town on the main road 50 kilometers (30 miles) east of Maiduguri in Borno state.
Premium Times reports that not fewer than 20 other recruits were injured in the gun battle which occurred along the Maiduguri-Dikwa road in the North-Eastern State. Dikwa is 70 kilometres east of Maiduguri.
The report quotes Army sources as saying that three other soldiers, including a female, were declared missing after the incident.