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Boko Haram burning houses in Chibok

Boko Haram burning houses in Chibok
March 28
19:17 2019

Suspected Boko Haram insurgents are currently burning houses in Gatamwarwa ward, Chibok local government area of Borno state. 

The insurgents came in around 5pm through Askira, shooting sporadically leaving many villagers running for safety.

“They came in tens of motorcycles. They started shooting and setting houses ablaze,” a resident told TheCable.

Gatamwarwa is about 19 kilometres away from Chibok town.


Sources told TheCable that troops from 117 battalion in Chibok and 115 battalion in Askira have moved in to repel the attack.

In December, the insurgents attacked Makalama, another village in Gatamawarwa ward. Bwalakia villagers were also attacked three days after the Makalama attack, burning houses and leaving villagers stranded.

“They looted and burnt everything we have. We don’t have what to eat and we don’t have where to sleep,” one of the victims had told TheCable.


In November, Abubakar Elkanemi, shehu of Borno, had said the people of the state were still under Boko Haram siege.

As of the time this report was filed, Sagir Musa, army spokesman, had not responded to to TheCable’s message seeking information on the recent attack.


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