A massive attack by suspected Boko Haram members started in Kautikari and some other villages of Chibok Local Government Area of Borno State in the morning of June 29, 2014, Sunday.
The terrorists targeted Christian churches in the area, AFP reports.
They have chosen the most suitable time for the attack in the morning, when worshipers were gathering for the Sunday Service.
The death toll is expected to be high. According to Reuters, Boko Haram fighters killed at least 10 people in one place only, while at least five churches in the area have reportedly been hit with small arms and bombs.
The information on Kautikari attack 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.
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