24 hours after Boko Haram men captured Chibok town in Borno State, Nigerian military from the 7th Division of the Nigerian Army yesterday reclaimed the community after a long gun battle yesterday.
Indigene of Chibok who spoke with Leadership, said a large deployment of soldiers were seen moving in from the direction of Damboa on Saturday morning and engaged the Boko Haram men in a gun battle, eventually overpowering them.
“We saw large number of trucks filled with uniformed personnel moving towards Chibok; initially, we were scared but later realised they were soldiers as they did not harass us like the Boko Haram gunmen usually do” the source said
Confirming the development, a military officer who spoke anonymously said:
“We have taken back Chibok town from the insurgents after some few hours of engagement with them. We have since sent them parking from the town; it is now safe for people to return to their homes”.