Again, Boko Haram Attacks Chibok Community
Boko Haram terrorists have attacked Korongilum, a community in Chibok Local Government Area of Borno.
TheCable reports that the attack happened at about 6 pm.
The insurgents came in shooting sporadically while setting many houses on fire.
“People were just returning to their houses from the farm when the insurgents came in,” the resident said, according to Thecable.
“They came in through Forfor, and our people are running for safety as we speak.”
Reacting, a military source reportedly said Nigerian Army’s from the 28 task force brigade and 117 battalions were on their way to Korongilum.
“In fact, the brigade and the battalion commanders are the ones leading soldiers to the attack,” the source said.
Army’s spokesman Sagir Musa could not be reached for comment as his phone line was out of reach.
Chibok has been a constant target for the insurgents. The terrorists killed two students of the same parents in January in Payasatan Bilaburdar village Gatamarwa ard in Chibok.
In February, NAIJA CENTER NEWS reported that over 30 travellers were slaughtered by the insurgents in Auno Village, about 24 kilometres from Maiduguri.
The President, Muhammadu visited the village to condole with the families of the victims.
Buhari Won’t Sack Security Chiefs.
Meanwhile, the Presidency has said the President will not sack security chiefs.
The Nation quoted the Secretary to the government of the federation (SGF) Boss Mustapha as saying on Tuesday in Abuja.
The SGF made the statement while addressing journalists at the venue of a book presentation by a former general secretary of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) Samuel Salifu.
Mustapha described as premature an attempt to sack service chiefs because of the growing insecurity in the country.
The Presidency had raised alarm on Saturday that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was planning to instigate a protest against security chiefs over the insecurity in the country.
The country is currently struggling against Boko Haram attacks in the North-east, armed banditry in the north-west, Fulani herdsmen in the south-west and Midwest region.
Many Nigerians including the National Assembly have called for the President to sack the service chiefs who they believe have been lacking in their responsibilities.
Mustapha said the security situations in the country requires everyone to be on board.
The SGF urged Nigerians to work together to fight the security challenges instead of calling for the sack of the service chiefs.
“We are in a very difficult time now. We need everybody to be on board. We need synergy within the intelligence community, within the military formations that will help fight this war,” he said.
“When we begin to create cracks and divisions, who will be the beneficiaries? The adversaries are the ones that are going to exploit those deficiencies and further the cause of destabilising the nation.
“At this moment, what we need is for everybody to be on the same page, fight the battle of securing the nation for protecting lives and property and ensuring that every Nigerian has the opportunity to live a prosperous life. I think that should be our main focus.
“You don’t sack people like that. There are processes and I believe that at the opportune time, those processes will be followed. You don’t just wake up and say, sack people, it doesn’t happen like that.”