Boko Haram, a Nigerian terrorist group, attacked 2 villages near Chibok, Nigeria, leaving at least 21 people dead, and completely destroying the villages.
The attacks reportedly happened last Sunday and Wednesday in the villages of Kaya and a Borno community near Gumsri reported The Root.
“People did not hear about the killings because the village is not accessible. It is located inside the bush,” Chibok resident Chibok Hassan said.
Hassan described the cowardly attacks
“There is no single soul remaining [in Kaya] … The Boko Haram members came in the evening with their motorcycles, bicycles and started firing at everyone in sight,” Hassan said. “They burnt many houses. Those who were fortunate ran away, but those who couldn’t escape were attacked. All the villagers have moved out of the village.”
Two days after the attack on Kaya, “attackers returned to a village close to Gumsri, a Borno community, where 14 persons were allegedly killed,” reported The Cable.
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Villagers lucky enough to get away with their lives from Kaya and Gumsri fled to Chibok.
“To us here in Chibok, we are living in fear because that it is the only place that has been like a roadblock to them coming to us. Some people that cannot withstand the situation are even moving to Maiduguri which is safe for them,” Hassan said.
It took more than four days for news of those terrorist attacks to be reported, and only then because villagers were able to escape to Maiduguri, the capital of Borno State, said The Root.
Boko Haram has been fighting to overthrow the Nigerian government since 2009, but they seem to mostly target innocent civilians. They are also known for kidnapping hundreds of women and children.
During its eight-year war, the terrorist group has killed tens of thousands of people, displaced more than 2 million while creating a massive humanitarian crisis in northeast Nigeria.
(Article By Jeremiah Jones)