The terrorists invaded the community with heavy weapons in the early hours of Tuesday.
Three residents of Njilang community in the Chibok local government area of Borno state have been killed by suspected Boko Haram terrorists.
TheCable reports that the terrorists invaded the community with heavy weapons in the early hours of Tuesday.
Sources told the medium that the terrorists stormed the community around 3:43 am and razed six houses and five shops in an attempt to kidnap residents.
“They came in and surrounded the community and started shooting. They attacked around 3:43 am when the residents were asleep,” the source said.
“The people came with a lot of firepower including machine guns and RPGs. Residents of Chibok which is about 4 km away could hear the sounds of their gun."
A resident who spoke to the medium, said the terrorists broke into shops and looted them, adding that "after looting, they burnt everything down”.
“They tried to kidnap some people but they ran. They even grabbed some persons but they managed to manoeuvre their way out of their grasp.
“After all the destruction they caused, they still went away freely because the army did not arrive on time. They eventually came this morning.
“This area of Njilang, there have been attacks around three different communities within two weeks,” the resident said.
Residents also urged the government to increase military presence in the area so that farmers could have a peaceful harvest during this season.
Onyema Nwachukwu, the army’s spokesperson, was not immediately available to comment on the attack.
The attack comes less than a week after three persons were killed and security operatives abducted in Benisheik by members of the Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP).
In the same week, troops of the Nigerian army’s Operation Hadin Kai engaged in a gun battle with Boko Haram insurgents after the terrorists ambushed soldiers escorting commercial vehicles at Yaleri village along Damboa Road.
On the night of 14–15 April 2014, 276 mostly Christian female students aged between 16 and 18 were kidnapped by the Islamic terrorist group Boko Haram from the Government Girls Secondary School in the town of Chibok in Borno State.
Till now many of the girls have yet to be rescued many years after their abduction.