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Boko Haram storms Chibok, Sets Village on Fire

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TheCable has reported the tragic invasion of Boko Haram insurgents in Chibok as they are said to have attacked the village, setting houses on fire.

This incident was said to have occurred in Mifa, a village in Chibok local government area of Borno state.

TheCable gathered that the insurgents arrived at the village in large numbers around 8pm, and immediately began to set houses ablaze.

“They are burning houses as I speak to you, many of them arrived with motorcycles and started attacking the village,” the source said.

He said many of the villagers have escaped while the attack has caused panic in the whole of Chibok and neighbouring LGAs.

“They have burnt so many houses especially because it is night and the terrain of the place,” he added.

“We don’t know of any casualty yet. The troops just arrived although the insurgents are still inside the villages.”

Mifa, eight kilometres away from Chibok town, is the last settlement which shares a border with the dreaded Sambisa forest.

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According to TheCable, the attack came amid continued claims by Nigerian authorities that the war against Boko Haram which has lasted a decade, has been largely successful.

Some troops earlier this week rescued about 51 Boko Haram Captives and recently killed over four terrorists.

President Muhammadu Buhari also restated the claim of success over the terrorist a few weeks ago when he said the insurgents have been degraded even though he admitted they still have “remnants”.

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