Many residents of Kautikari, a city in Chibok Native Authorities Space of Borno State, have been feared lifeless after militants from the Islamic State-backed faction of Boko Haram, the Islamic State West Africa Province attacked the neighborhood.
A resident advised SaharaReporters that the terrorists, who got here in no fewer than 10 gun vans, stormed the neighborhood round 8:00pm on Friday and instantly started to set homes ablaze.
“They’re burning many homes as we communicate and it’s evening, it’s best to know the terrain of this place. We don’t know the variety of casualties but three folks have been confirmed lifeless already.
“They got here on this night and began taking pictures sporadically. A lot of the villagers have run into the bush,” the resident advised SaharaReporters on cellphone.
For the reason that dying of JAS chief, Abubakar Shekau, ISWAP has been consolidating its grip in areas round Lake Chad.
Only in the near past, it appointed Wali Sani Shuwaram, a 45-year-old as the brand new chief of ISWAP in Lake Chad.
The sect’s membership has swollen with the defection of lots of of Boko Haram fighters beneath Shekau.
The Nigerian Military has repeatedly claimed that insurgency had been largely defeated and steadily underplays any losses.
The phobia group has induced over 100,000 deaths and displaced thousands and thousands of people primarily in Adamawa, Borno, and Yobe states.