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Chibok Residents Allay Fear Of Renewed Terrorists’ Attack

Residents of Chibok local government area in Borno State have raised alarm that their communities are being overrun by suspected members of the Boko Haram sect.

They said at least eight communities were either burnt down or attacked by raging terrorists in the state in northeast Nigeria.

This is coming barely six weeks after the people of Chibok celebrated the release of 21 of their daughters who were held hostage by the dreaded insurgents.

The Nigerian Government has promised to continue talks with the Boko Haram for the release of the remaining school girls.

In an interview with reporters on Monday in Maiduguri, the Chairman of Chibok LGA, Yaga Yarkawa, revealed that the Thlaimaklama village was the most attacked among the communities.

He said scores had to flee their homes as the terrorists invaded the communities to steal foodstuff and livestock.

“Chibok is now under Boko Haram siege. Contrary to claims by government and security operatives, Chibok is not safe.

“There has been series of renewed attacks on our communities (and) as I am talking to you now, the villages of Kuburmbula, Tsilari, Kamdzilari, Kuburnvwu, Kautikari, Kwada, Buftari and Kakulmari have all been attacked and burnt down completely in the past weeks,” he said.

Yarkawa lamented that the insurgents came at the peak of the harvest period and loaded their vehicles with the fresh harvests from the villagers’ farms, after setting ablaze three vehicles and several numbers of houses without any confrontation from the military.

“I have no doubt that the insurgents are in control of Kuburmbula, Tsilari, Kamdzilari, Kuburnvwu, Kautikari, Kwada, Buftari, Klaima and Kakulmari villages,” he said.