BY USMAN MOHAMMED, JANUARY 24, 2022 | 03:00 PM
Members of the Islamic State of West African Province, ISWAP have killed one person and abducted 19 others after attacking Piyemi, a community of Chibok Local Government, Borno.
A resident of the community who confirmed this to our correspondent through a phone conversation but asked not to be named said the attack was carried out by the terrorists around 6:15 pm on Thursday.
He said the terrorists armed with sophisticated weapons, after invading the community, shot sporadically, killing one person and abducting 17, including men and women.
According to him, the terrorists also burnt down not less than seven houses, a church and looted from shops.
He explained that the vandalization and stealing was after the terrorists searched every member of the community.
This is not the first incident of abduction in the Chibok community.
In April 2014, Boko Haram, ISWAP’s mother faction had attacked Chibok Girls Secondary School and abducted over 270 school girls.
Out of the over 270, 106 of the girls were released in exchange with the terrorists’ commanders. The rest later escaped from their captives and surrendered to Nigerian military.
Officials are yet to speak on the recent attack as at the time of filing this report.
Meanwhile, Prof. Babagana Umara Zulum, Governor of Borno has gone to the affected community to assess the situation.
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25 January 2023