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Insurgents set fire on 25 houses near Chibok

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Suspected Boko haram insurgents have attacked and burned down another village in Chibok Local Government Area of Borno State Wednesday morning, local vigilante sources have said.

The attack took place at Mbolakel village, near Chibok town at around 1:00am on Wednesday.

The insurgents were shooting sporadically, wounded undisclosed number of villagers and burned down livestock while carting away foodstuffs.

A vigilante source told our correspondents on phone that not less than 25 houses were set on fire when the attackers stormed the village.

According to the source, the villagers ran into bushes to take cover, adding that an aged woman was however burned beyond recognition.

“We received an emergency call from our vigilante members at Mbolakel village for an assistance about 1:03am this morning,” the source said.

“We could not go there because of the sporadic shooting we heard from Chibok, some could not sleep till day break.

“They burnt down about 25 houses and livestock and also carted away food items. We were able to rescue an old woman set on fire along with her house.

“So there was no casualty because everyone fled into bushes immediately they heard gun shots,” the vigilante source said.

Mbolakel village is about seven kilometers away from Chibok town, where more than 250 schoolgirls were abducted by insurgents in 2014. DT

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