Boko Haram overrunning Chibok communities, leaders cry out

FILE PHOTO: Boko Haram
FILE PHOTO: Boko Haram

Weeks after they celebrated the release of 21 of their abducted daughters, the people of Chibok in Borno State say their communities are being overrun by suspected Boko Haram insurgents.

They said at least nine communities under Chibok local government area have been either attacked, sacked or burnt down by rampaging Boko Haram insurgents.

The federal government has said that talks are continuing with Boko Haram for the release of some 196 Chibok girls still in captivity.

But the recent upsurge of hostilities by Boko Haram within and around Borno State, has raised concerns about the prospect of such talks.

The chairman of Chibok local government area, Yaga Yarkawa, on Monday, told journalists in Maiduguri that the most attack on Chibok communities took place was in Thlaimaklama village.

He said hundreds of persons fled their homes as the insurgents torched houses, looted foodstuff and stole livestock.

“Chibok is now under Boko Haram siege,” he said.

“Contrary to claims by government and security operatives, Chibok is not safe. There has been series of renewed attacks on our communities. As I am talking to you now the villages of Kuburmbula, Tsilari, Kamdzilari, Kuburnvwu, Kautikari, Kwada, Buftari and Kakulmari have all been attacked, and burnt down completely in the past weeks.”

Most of the villages bordering Damboa and Sambia forest parts of the state.

He said the latest attack took place at the weekend in Thlaimaklama village where the insurgents carted away farm products in 15 vehicles, after setting ablaze three vehicles and several numbers of houses without any confrontation from the military.

He said the insurgents came at the peak of the harvest period, and loaded their vehicles with the fresh harvests from the villagers’ farms.

“I have no doubt that the insurgents are in control of Kuburmbula, Tsilari, Kamdzilari, Kuburnvwu, Kautikari, Kwada, Buftari, Klaima and Kakulmari villages,” he said.

Confirming the development in Chibok, a leader of the vigilante group in Chibok, Commander Aboku said, “The Boko Haram terrorists have been on the move destroying every community they enter”.

He added that the fluid nature of their movement makes it difficult for them to confront them.

Mr. Abogu however said that the vigilante were able to kill two of the insurgents and recovered two AK47 rifles and a Hilux vehicles mounted with anti-aircraft gun.

He called on the military to move into the area and collaborate with the local vigilante who have better understanding of the difficult terrain.


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  • Hamza

    Poorly coordinated anti terror campaign. Boko haram still move fluidly? Unbelievable. Military seems to only repel. No attack? Shame.

    • Otile

      Don’t you understand that this is part of mop up operation? If Gen Buratai can purchase million dollar houses in Dubai, Abuja and elsewhere, why can’t you believe him when he says he has defeated Boko Haram?

  • Ganiyu

    So the buhari APC junta has been lying or what?
    Oh, i heard lying to hapless Nigerians is not corruption. Carry go Papa buhari!
    Sai Baba! Sai 2019! You have restored security to the NE!

  • Hajiya Tunsj Soyemi(mai fura)

    This disgrace is getting too much for me to bear. Let me go and hide like kay soyemi, wahala, tundemash aka Tunsj, amazing2012, Maria, etc!

    • Otile

      Soyemi calls himself esq, why are you calling him mai fura? You like many others don’t believe him.

  • Hajiya Tunsj Soyemi(mai fura)

    This disgrace is getting too much for me to bear. Let me go and hide like kay soyemi, wahala, tundemash aka Tunsj, amazing2012, Maria, etc!

    • Lanre

      They have all run and left rommel to be exhibiting his hypocritical stupid*ty on their behalf.

  • Decimator

    It cannot be possible; Mr. Buratai is certain that he has defeated Boko Haram which according to him is now left only to surrender. May be they are rampaging looking for him Mr. Buratai in Chibok so that the official process of surrendering could commence. So Mr. Buratai get to Chibok for the Boko Haram you have defeated to surrender to you or are you letting us nurture the suspicion that they are now under your honorable command carrying out your instruction to go on rampage in Chibok communities? Clarification is urgently needed please.

    • Charles

      you are really a decimator, you have decimated the Nigeria army. You made my day

  • Dunu Anselm

    Lies, lies,lies that is the only thing this government of APC brought to the table of making of the nation. If it is not defeating bokoharam today , it is recovering billions and billions of dollars from their imaginary looters. Can some body just advice them that governance is not done with deceits. Lie is like a corpse burying itself, a hand must always show. Defeated bokoharam is every where in the Northeast reoccupying the territories recovered by the last administration of President Jonathan.
    Billions of dollars recovered and yet Buhari wants a $30b loan and the Naira is heading to N500 to a dollar. Meanwhile the economy is moving from recession to depression. God have mercy.

  • Dubey

    The news are now coming out because Tinuabu (the
    Media) is not at peace with PMB…..more headlines pls

  • Netanyahu

    Why can’t our jihadist president, who his supporters claim is a man of integrity be honorable enough to resign and apologize to Nigerians that this job is too overwhelming to him. We will understand, that to err is human and give APC time to shop for another candidate who will not be more than 55 years old. Unfortunately some sycophants the mean jihadist surrounded himself with have started cajoling him that 2019 is there for him to accept or reject. How can the meanest one be so embarrassed and humiliated by same boko haram, the only sector he claimed to have excelled? That will be too harsh for him to bear. What else can he take credit for if his only acclaimed accomplishment, the technical defeat of his creation, boko haram has turned out to be a hoax? The man is looking badly emaciated these days. His own wife has been kind to risk her life to warn Nigerians that we entered one chance with her husband but being as gullible as ever, we ignored her timely intervention. I leave this to maria, gbola, mutiu ola, burbant, julius, woman bleeder, romell, and all the other south waste e-area boys too numerous to list out here to address and tell Nigerians what else to build their hopes on. Who will save Nigerians? Instead of coming to the aid of humiliated and used-and-dumped tunubu, these yoro e-miscreants are ready to die for a certificate forger. Ka Chineke mezie okwu.

  • The Optimist

    It is obvious the military and government spokespersons have been DELIBERATELY DECEIVING Nigerians. Boko Haram has not been defeated! Now that the Military alone is inadequate for the task of internal security of the country, government’s should ARM LOCAL HUNTERS/VIGILANTEES in the Chibok area as well as other hot spots across the country do that they can AUGMENT THE MILITARY.