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Insurgents Attack Chibok Community, Dislodge Troops




A village in the Chibok Local Government Area of Borno State was reportedly attacked on Tuesday by terrorists of the Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP).

Reports reaching Naija News at this time revealed that the terrorists stormed the Kautukari community at about 6 pm today shooting randomly as they raided houses.

The assailants are said to also set houses on fire after chasing the residents away with gunfires.

A resident who confirmed the incident to TheCable said the insurgents arrived in the community heavily armed and shooting sporadically.

According to him, soldiers stationed at a military forward operation base (FOB) in Kada, just 2km away from Kautukari, were also dislodged by the terrorists.

It was, however, reported that more troops have been mobilised from the army’s 117 battalions in Chibok town to the area.

Kautukari is 17km away from Chibok town.

The attack, Naija News understands happened on the day United Nations Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres had visited Borno State.

The Portuguese politician and diplomat, Naija News understands had arrived the state on Tuesday and was received at the Maiduguri International Airport by Borno State governor, Babagana Umara Zulum.

Having received a warm welcome, Guterres proceeded to assess the humanitarian situation resulting from the decade-long Boko Haram crisis in the region.

During the visit, he will have one on one interactions with stakeholders in the state.

He is also expected to visit some internally displaced persons (IDPs) camps, interface with repentant terrorists, and as well have a press conference.

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