Three persons have been killed by Boko Haram in a fresh attack on Njilang community, Chibok Local Government Area of Borno State.
A source told Channels Television that the insurgents struck at the recently reopened Maiduguri-Damboa Road in the early hours of today October 4.
The insurgents who used Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) on the dilapidated road when a truck was transporting foodstuffs, also set several houses on fire, leaving several other people injured.
The source said;
“The insurgents invaded Njilang at about 2:34 am early Tuesday and opened fire sporadically at fleeing residents, killing three people, and looting shops before setting ablaze residential houses without confrontation.
“The insurgents targeted some trucks conveying foodstuffs and off-loaders, which they succeeded in their mission.”
Chairman of Chibok Local Government Area, Umar Ibrahim, also confirmed the attack. He said;
“I am aware of the incident in Njilang because it is in my local government and it is unfortunate that Chibok is popular for the wrong reasons.
“The other incident of IED is not in Chibok, I only heard of it from people who contacted me.”