JUST IN: Boko Haram kills eight in Chibok village
About eight villagers were killed and a military base set ablaze when Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) fighters attacked a remote village in Chibok Local Government Area of Borno State, a source said.
It was learnt that the insurgents stormed the Kautikari village in large numbers at 7 pm on Tuesday and opened fire.
Vigilante sources said bodies recovered from the bushes were burnt.
“We have recovered eight bodies from the scene of yesterday’s attack on our village (Kautikari); many are still unaccounted for as they are missing. The military base was completely burnt down and some residential homes equally torched,” the sources said.
Also, a top Boko Haram Commander, Adamu Ngulde, has been reported killed.
The Nigerian Army has cleared 24 Boko Haram/ Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorists’ camps in Sambisa forest, Northeast of Borno State.
Troops of the 402 Special Forces Brigade cleared the insurgents’ camps in the axis of Bama Local Government Area.
During the joint offensive, scores of the Boko Haram/ISWAP terrorists including a top Commander, Adamu Ngulde, met their waterloo in the hands of the gallant troops, forcing his cohorts to flee.