Boko Haram militants have continued its killing spree of villagers and vigilantes around Chibok town, according to local officials. The militants arrived the village of Kwaranglum as early as 7AM Nigeria time burning, looting and shooting villagers indiscriminately. Several villagers ran into the bush but were chased with motorbikes by the militants.
An unspecified number of people have been killed as security agents are nowhere to be found around the area.
A councilor in Chibok, Samuel Gali, told Saharareporters that after killing and injuring several villagers in Kwaranglum, the militants moved to a nearby village of Ntsiha to continue the mayhem.
The two villages under attack are about 14 kilometers from Chibok town. The residents of Chibok are panicky, as a result, of the attacks as rumors spread that the town would come under attack from Boko Haram militants. Chibok township brought global attention to Boko Haram impunity in Nigeria. The Islamist militants abducted over 200 school girls some 67 days ago from a boarding school in Chibok as they were writing their final exams. The girls are yet to be found and returned to their parents despite global outrage.
Several of the injured persons were brought to Chibok General hospital where some have already died of gunshot wounds.