According to reports, Boko Haram militants have murdered at least three civilians in Borno State’s Chibok local government region.
It was discovered that on Monday at around 2:34 am, the insurgents assaulted the settlement of Njilang in the Whuntafu Ward and started shooting at the locals.
It was also revealed that the terrorists robbed homes and stores before setting fire to apartment buildings without engaging in combat.
The Executive Chairman of the Council Area, Hon. Umar Ibrahim, confirmed the occurrence on Monday night in Maiduguri, saying that the attack had raised tension in the neighbourhood.
According to reports, a bomb blast that killed numerous drivers and passengers travelling on the recently reopened Maiduguri-Damboa-Chibok-Askira/Uba road caused the attack.
It was learned that the attack left hundreds of persons with injuries of varying severity. The residents were on the road when their trucks carrying food passed over improvised explosive devices, or IEDs, that were likely installed by suspected terrorists.
According to what is known, a route that had been closed for a long time just reopened.
After Major General Christopher Musa, the Theatre Commander of Operation Hadin Kai (OPHK) North East, pleaded with the current administration to repair the crumbling sections of the road, the route was reopened.
The terrorists, however, took advantage of the reopening and planted the IEDs.
One of the survivors of the IED bomb attack, Abubakar Usman had told reporters that “the insurgents targeted some trucks conveying foodstuff and off- loaders, which they succeeded in their mission.”
The chairman of the Chibok local Government area, however, has said that he is yet to get the full details about the attack on Njilang.
”Yes I received a distress call today that one of my community, Njilang was attacked by armed terrorists.
“Though details were still sketchy, some callers informed me that three people were killed with destruction of infrastructures, while other versions revealed that more than four people were killed in the unfortunate incident.
“As for the Maiduguri-Damboa-Chibok road IEDs incident, I also heard it from some other people, including yourself, but couldn’t ascertain the number of victims or where exactly it happened“ Vanguard quoted the Chibok Chairman as saying.