Charles Nwoke, Maiduguri, Nigeria
November 3, 2020
Above image courtesy of local news.
No fewer than 11 persons have been reportedly killed, and 9 women were abducted by suspected Boko Haram insurgents in an attack on Takulashi village of Chibok Local Government Area of Borno State.
Reports revealed that the attack on the remote village claimed eleven lives against the seven members of the Civilian Joint Task earlier reported having been killed in the Sunday’s siege.
Some residents of the village had told reporters in the earlier report that seven members of the Civilian JTF and local hunters who were part of the group that engaged the insurgents were killed.
Also in the earlier report, foodstuffs and livestock were said to have been carted away by the terrorist group who also abducted a yet-to-be ascertained number of people, male and female.
It was also gathered that the engagement of the insurgents and vigilantes was on for over an hour.
Some of the residents of the village who spoke to journalists said 11 men were killed in the siege.
They alleged that the insurgents attacked mourners in Takulashi village, barely 15 kilometers to the local government headquarters in Chibok town.
The villagers said the insurgents opened fire on the mourners targeting and killing 11 men, after which they picked out and abducted women that met their fancy.
The villagers said there was no military or police presence, adding that the vigilantes and the unarmed villagers were left at the mercy of better-armed criminals.
Messages sent to both military or police authorities were not responded to as at the time of filing the report.