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Residents scamper for safety, Flee as Boko Haram hit Chibok Again

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Residents flee to sort for shelter around neighbouring villages as the government ‘degraded’ Boko Insurgents attacked and laid siege to Yimirmigza village in Kautikari ward, Chibok local government area of Borno.

took to their heels after suspected Boko Haram insurgents laid siege on their village.

According to the source, Chibok resident, who disclosed to newsmen on Saturday said that they started hearing strange gunshots around 6pm.

The villager reportedly fled from their homes when they noticed that the gunshots were not the routine military gunshots, TheCable reports.

It read: “They came in this evening and started shooting sporadically. Most of the villagers have run into the bush,” the source said.

“We don’t know if there are casualty yet because right now the insurgents are still in charge of the village.”

The security operatives from the 117 Task Force Battalion of the Nigerian army, according reports, immediately mobilised to stop the insurgents.

Yimirmigza village is 19 kilometres away from Chibok town which is the local government headquarters.

Chibok lies close to Boko Haram’s Sambisa forest enclave from where the jihadists launch attacks on nearby villages.

Efforts to get across Mr. Sagir Musa, acting director of the army’s public relations, was abortive.

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