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    ISWAP attacks Chibok village, abducts head of civilian JTF 

ISWAP attacks Chibok village, abducts head of civilian JTF 

Mohammed Abba, the head of the civilian joint task force (JTF) in Bambula community in Chibok local government area of Borno state, has been abducted by suspected members of the Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP).  The insurgents attacked the community around 4am on Wednesday when most of them were still asleep, a resident told TheCable.  Abba, the source said, had [...]

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    Chibok attack: Soldier loses leg to Boko Haram bomb, two missing

Chibok attack: Soldier loses leg to Boko Haram bomb, two missing

A soldier lost his leg, and two of his colleagues are missing after their convoy ran into an improvised explosive device (IED) planted by suspected Boko Haram insurgents in Korongilum, a community in Chibok local government area of Borno state.  The soldiers were deployed on Wednesday morning as a part of a quick response group (QRG) to respond to an attack [...]

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    ‘Many houses’ on fire as Boko Haram hits Chibok

‘Many houses’ on fire as Boko Haram hits Chibok

Korongilum, a community in Chibok local government area of Borno state, is currently being attacked by suspected Boko Haram insurgents.  A resident told TheCable that the insurgents came into the community around 6pm, shooting sporadically and setting many houses on fire.  “People were just returning to their houses from the farm when the insurgents came in,” the resident said.  “They came in through [...]

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    Siblings shot dead in fresh Boko Haram attack at Chibok

Siblings shot dead in fresh Boko Haram attack at Chibok

Two students of the same parents were killed when Boko Haram insurgents attacked Payasatan Bilaburdar village Gatamarwa ward in Chibok local government area of Borno state. Residents told TheCable  that Joel Fali, 16 years, and Kwakwi Fali, 14 years, were the siblings who lost their lives in the attack.  Yusuf Yakubu, a 35 year old farmer, was also killed. The insurgents, one of the [...]

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    ‘Many houses’ on fire as Boko Haram hits Chibok

‘Many houses’ on fire as Boko Haram hits Chibok

Boko Haram insurgents are currently burning houses in Mifa, a village in Chibok local government area of Borno state. A resident told TheCable 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,” [...]

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    Residents flee as Boko Haram attacks Chibok village

Residents flee as Boko Haram attacks Chibok village

Residents of Yimirmigza village in Kautikari ward, Chibok local government area of Borno, took to their heels after suspected Boko Haram insurgents laid siege on their village. A Chibok resident told TheCable on Saturday that they started hearing strange gunshots around 6pm. The villager said they fled when they noticed that the gunshots were not the routine military gunshots. "They came in this [...]

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    Fate of two Winners Chapel pastors unknown — five months after abduction

Fate of two Winners Chapel pastors unknown — five months after abduction

It is now five months that nothing has been heard about Moses Oyeleke, a pastor with the Living Faith Church Worldwide (Winners' Chapel) in Maiduguri, Borno state capital, who was kidnapped by Boko Haram insurgents. Oyeleke was abducted on March 13, 2019 together with his assistant, Abraham Amuta, a national youth corps member, along Chibok road. The two were said to be [...]

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    Two farmers shot dead as Boko Haram raids Chibok

Two farmers shot dead as Boko Haram raids Chibok

Two farmers have been shot dead by suspected Boko Haram insurgents in Kautikari village, Chibok local government area of Borno state.  A source, who confirmed the incident to TheCable, said the farmers were rounding off on their farmlands around 4pm when the insurgents attacked, and while others ran into the bush, two of them were killed.  “They were caught unawares, and while [...]

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    Soldier killed as troops run into IED en route Chibok

Soldier killed as troops run into IED en route Chibok

A company of soldiers from the Nigerian army 117 task force in Chibok ran into improvised explosive device (IED) while making their way to the battalion headquarters on Thursday.  A military source in the battalion told TheCable that the incident happened around 7:30 am shortly after the troops left Kwamdi to Chibok, a 12 kilometre road with part stretching through the Sambisa forest. "The [...]

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    TIMELINE: ‘Inaction’, outrage, campaigns — five years after abduction of Chibok girls

TIMELINE: ‘Inaction’, outrage, campaigns — five years after abduction of Chibok girls

Around 9pm on April 14, 2014, members of the Boko Haram insurgent group stormed Chibok community in Borno state and headed for the Government Girls Secondary School which is about 130 km west of Maiduguri, the state capital. Upon arrival, they opened fire on security operatives on duty and proceeded to the students’ hostel where they forced as many of [...]

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    Boko Haram sets Chibok village on fire

Boko Haram sets Chibok village on fire

Suspected Boko Haram insurgents have again attacked a community in Chibok local government area of Borno state. The attack comes three days after the insurgents burnt houses in Gatamwarwa ward, Chibok. "They came in through Sambisa forest at about 7pm and they have been setting the village on fire," a Chibok resident told TheCable. Kaumutiyahi is at least 13 kilometres away from Chibok. A military source [...]

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    Boko Haram burning houses in Chibok

Boko Haram burning houses in Chibok

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 [...]

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    Boko Haram attacks Chibok village again

Boko Haram attacks Chibok village again

Boko Haram insurgents are currently attacking Makalama, a village in Gatamwarwa ward, Chibok local government area of Borno state. This is coming barely two months after the insurgents attacked Mifa, also in Chibok, killing the village head. “They came in this night (Sunday) through the nearby deserted Gogumdi village,” a Chibok resident told TheCable. “They started shooting and people have been running to [...]

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    We welcome any support to rescue remaining Chibok girls, says Buhari

We welcome any support to rescue remaining Chibok girls, says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari says his government will not rest until the remaining Chibok girls still in Boko Haram's captivity are rescued. Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, quoted the president to have said this in Katowice, Poland, at a bilateral meeting with Switzerland President Alain Berset, on the sidelines of the UN Climate Change Conference. During the meeting, Buhari thanked Switzerland for its efforts [...]

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    Boko Haram burning houses in Chibok

Boko Haram burning houses in Chibok

Boko Haram insurgents are currently raiding Mifa, a village in Chibok local government area of Borno state. Mifa, eight kilometres away from Chibok town, is the last settlement which shares a border with the dreaded Sambisa forest. A Chibok resident told TheCable that the insurgents are currently setting houses ablaze in the community. “They came in from the forest some minutes ago. They [...]

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    Report: Chibok girls in Boko Haram captivity not willing to return home

Report: Chibok girls in Boko Haram captivity not willing to return home

The Chibok girls still in Boko Haram captivity have reportedly refused to return home. While 163 of the girls have been returned, over 100 are believed to be in the custody of the terrorist group. The police on Wednesday paraded eight persons suspected to be involved in the kidnap of the 276 students from Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok Borno state. Abba Kyari, assistant [...]

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