A massive attack by suspected Boko Haram members is currently ongoing in Kautikari village, Chibok Local Government Area of Borno State, PremiumTimes report.
The information on the raid was forwarded by residents directly to the newsmen. It has been also gathered that the villagers in Chibok made a distress call to security operatives in Maiduguri, requesting for urgent assistance and protection.
“Massive attack on Kautikari now. All security agencies should be notified, and call for divine help now,” a text message sent by a resident at about 9.30am read.
DSS official, who spoke to PremiumTimes on condition of anonymity, confirmed the development:
“Yes, we also received the report, I believe action is being taken about now…but no one has been able to ascertain the nature or magnitude of the attack for now”, the security source said.
Kautikari is located about 7 km away from the notorious Chibok town, where over 200 schoolgirls were abducted by sect members over 2.5 months ago.
Boko Haram keeps attacking Borno villages despite the continuing State of Emergency and start of the Holy Month of Ramadan.
More to follow.
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