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Suspected Boko Haram terrorists attack Chibok village

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Boko Haram insurgents have reportedly attacked Yimirmigza village in Kautikari ward, Chibok local government area of Borno State.

TheCable reports that residents heard strange gunshots at about 6pm on Saturday.

A villager said they fled when they noticed that the gunshots were not the routine military gunshots.

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

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

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Security operatives from the 117 Task Force Battalion of the Nigerian Army have reportedly been mobilised to stop the insurgents.

Meanwhile, the Nigerian Army on Saturday disclosed that it killed two suspected Boko Haram terrorists in Borno State who were trying to plant improvised explosive devices on a troop supply road.

The army in a statement posted on its Twitter handle on Saturday, said, “Troops of 26 Task Force Brigade under the auspices of Operation HALAKA DODO, Theatre Command Operation Lafiya Dole, successfully thwarted terrorists’ efforts to plant improvised explosive device for commuters and troops’ main supply route.

“The troops laid an effective night ambush for terrorists in the midst of heavy downpour, encountered the terrorists IED party at Wala crossing point attempting to emplace the lethal device.

“Troops responded swiftly in a fire fight with two terrorists killed while others scampered for their lives with likely gunshot wounds.”

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