Not less than 40 persons, including teenagers, were killed, when some suspected Boko Haram sect attacked three villages of Chuha A, Chuha B and Korongilim in Chibok Local Government area of Borno State last weekend.
According to sources, the attackers destroyed, shops, houses and vehicles after carting away foodstuff and livestock.
A Community youth in Chibok, Mallam Yakubu Joshua, who confirmed the incident on said:
“Some suspected Boko Haram terrorists invaded Chuha A, Chuha B and Korongilim villages of Chibok council of Borno State and killed over 40 persons.
“The terrorists injured many other villagers, burnt many houses and made away with our foodstuff. The attack, which commenced at 7a.m. yesterday lasted over five hours before military intervened.
“I and some other residents of Chibok had made several telephone calls to the military, unfortunately they (military) only started bombing the surrounding area of the attack after over 40 members of our community had been killed.
“The lifeless bodies of our people are still littered in the three villages as I speak, but our present fear is that many innocent villagers may be hit by the ongoing bombings by the military.
”Chairman Sector 5 of the local vigilante group in Borno State, Abba Aji Khalil, also confirmed the attack, saying his group was “already in hot pursuit of the suspected terrorists. Our members in Chibok and neighbouring local government areas are already in hot pursuit of the suspected terrorists.”