It appears that the insurgency in Borno state is not close to ending as it is being led by Boko Haram and other terrorist organizations.
On Tuesday, the group attacked Chibok, a southern city in Borno, where they kidnapped 276 children from their school hostel on April 14, 2014.
It has been noted that more than five years later, 112 of the girls are still missing. No fewer than 107 girls were found or released as part of an agreement between the Federal Government and the terrorist group.
Before the attack the night before, the city had been hit in other cases.
Boko Haram terrorists invaded the Korongilum Community under the local government of Chibok in a convoy of trucks and motorcycles.
Heavily armed insurgents entered the community around 6 pm when residents were returning from the farm and opened fire on residents. They killed many people and injured others.
Many houses were also razed to the ground by violent terrorists who operated for a few hours without contest.
Army spokesman Col. Sagir Musa was not found last night to talk about the attack.
Col. Isa Ado, spokesman for Operation Lafiya Dole, also missed calls to his line at around 10:30 pm.
Armed forces sources, however, said the troops were at the top of the situation and had restored normalcy to the community.
Last week, more than 30 people were killed by Boko Haram when they attacked the city of Borno in Auno, near Maiduguri, the capital of the state of Borno.
The terrorists attacked travelers who were trapped in the checkpoint closed by the military because of the 5 pm curfew.
They also set vehicles and houses on fire. President Muhammadu Buhari, who was in Ethiopia when the attack occurred, visited Maiduguri on his way home to show solidarity with the government and the people.
He declined to comment on the number of victims or the level of destruction in the community.
Also yesterday, the Nigeria Air Force (NAF) announced that it had destroyed another Islamic State training camp in the West African Province (ISWAP) at Tumbun Zarami, on the shores of Lake Chad, in the state of Borno.
NAF Director of Public Affairs and Information, Ibikunle Daramola, said the operation was carried out on Sunday by Operation Lafiya Dole’s Air Task Force (ATF).
“The mission was carried out on February 16, after successive days of Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) missions, as well as intelligence reports from various sources, including the headquarters of the Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF),” he said.
According to him, local intelligence reports revealed that training activities were being carried out in and around some makeshift structures hidden under the bushes within the settlement.
“Consequently, the ATF detailed its attack aircraft to participate in” Training Camp 4 “, recording precise arrangements that led to the destruction of the alleged camp commander’s home, as well as other structures within the field,” he said.
Commodore Daramola said that NAF, operating in conjunction with ground forces, would maintain its air campaign to shape the battle space so as to carry out other operations.
Tuesday was the year of the kidnapping of 107 girls from Dapchi school in Yobe State. Leah Sharibu is one of them who is still with the terrorists. President Muhammadu Buhari took the opportunity to reiterate his government’s commitment to the release of all children and captives of terrorists across the country and beyond.
Buhari said in is message that: “Two years ago, 110 innocent children from the city of Dapchi were taken, against their will, by Boko Haram terrorists, 107 survived the ordeal. Today, all but one – Leah Sharibu – are returned to their families.
“Now, Leah remains in the hands of the terrorists – they say because she refuses to renounce her Christian faith.
“We say, as a government to and from all Nigerians, that no one has the right to force another to change their faith against their will and that all life is sacred.
“This government continues and seeks to guarantee the release of all children and captives from terrorists – and we do this regardless of the creed or the name of its creator.
“As we redouble our efforts for Leah’s return, we can never allow terrorists to divide us – Christians against Muslims, Muslims against Christians. We are all children of Abraham. And all Nigerians have the same value and rights before the law and before God. “