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INSECURITY: Boko Haram Invades Two Villages Around Chibok, Kill Many.
According to report from Sahara Reporters, the insurgents who were clad in military uniforms, stormed the village of Kwaranglum as early as 7a.m., in a convoy of sport utility and military vehicles. They started burning houses, shooting and killing many.
Several of the villagers who escaped into the bush were said to have been chased with motorbikes by the militants and shot dead.
An eyewitness who pleaded anonymity told Reuters in a telephone interview that the terrorists shouted "Allahu Akbar" (God is greatest) before opening fire and killing innocent villagers.
The witness added, "two of their leaders were giving orders that they should shoot anyone on sight ... I crawled into the nearby bush and fled from there."
A councilor in Chibok, Samuel Gali, said after the insurgents finished killing and injuring several villagers in Kwaranglum, they moved to another nearby village of Ntsiha to continue their attack, adding that the insurgents did not leave until midday.
As the two villages which are about 14 kilometers from Chibok town were under attack, security agents were nowhere to be found around the area.
Several of the injured persons were taken to Chibok General hospital where some have already died of gunshot wounds.
The residents of Chibok are said to be in fear over the attacks which happened close to their town as they had recently been threatened by Boko Haram that they would be attacked again.
Boko Haram had earlier attacked Chibok town on April 14, during which they abducted over 200 girls from their boarding school. The girls are yet to be found by the government who has been offered help by some foreign countries like the United states, U.K., France and many others both financially and otherwise.
The presidential fact-finding committee set up by Jonathan on the abduction of the girls, yesterday submitted their report in Abuja, saying 219 girls were still missing.
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by Geoffrey Oguguo