Villagers residing in chibok and in the Dambua local govt. areas of Borno state, fled from their homes as militants went on a rampage in their community, late Monday.
At least 33 people have been killed, and 60 people missing, following attacks on four villages in Nigeria’s northeast region by suspected Boko Haram militants, fleeing residents said.
Some residents of Kummadza, Yazza and Bdagu a remote community in the Damboa Local Government region, an area south of Borno who fled to the neighboring Lassa town, a serene area said, “many of their children and women have been taken away by the Boko Haram.” This news comes following a raid on their village last weekend.
“They shoot sporadically, and took away many of our children and wives thereafter,” a resident who spoke with a SaharaReporters correspondent said, speaking on the condition of anonymity.
He said, relations were “yet to see the children and women since last Thursday when they were taken away by Boko Haram,” in a desperate tone.
Meanwhile, four-suspected Boko Haram members have been arrested, in Lassa, just a few kilometres away from Kummabza, Gurdlagwal, Yafa and Yaza villages, which were attacked at the weekend, residents said.
The four men were arrested while purchasing a large quantity of food stuff at Lassa market on Monday.
The quantity of food items being purchased by the men, according to the source, arose the suspicion of traders and people in the market.
“People suspected the four men might be Boko Haram errand men, who came to the market to buy food stuff, and also spy for the insurgents. We’ve handed them over to the military for investigation,” a resident said.