Members of the outlawed Boko Haram sect have, again, seized Chibok, the home of over 200 schoolgirls abducted by the insurgents in April. The insurgents attacked and seized the town on Thursday evening, residents said. The attackers have repeatedly targeted villages around Chibok over recent months.
A security source said troops engaged the insurgents in a lengthy gun battle at the headquarters of the Chibok Local Government Area.
“The Boko Haram fighters attacked Chibok again on Thursday night but the soldiers gave them a good fight. “From what we heard, the insurgents were those dislodged from Mubi following attempt by soldiers and the vigilante members. “You know that vigilante members were drawn from all the local government areas of Adamawa. Some also came from Gombe and Kano states.”
But another security source said the insurgents only attacked Chibok and left without occupying the place. Let’s wait and see what the real story is …