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Boko Haram insurgents attacked Mifa, a village in Chibok local government of area in Borno State on Friday evening.
TheCable reports that the terrorists arrived at the village on motorcycles around 20:hrs and started burning houses.
A resident of the village, TheCable quotes confirmed the incident.
The source said, “They are burning houses as I speak to you, many of them arrived with motorcycles and started attacking the village.”
He said many villagers escaped and the attack has caused panic in neighbouring villages.
“They have burnt so many houses especially because it is night and the terrain of the place,” he added.
“We don’t know of any casualty yet. The troops just arrived although the insurgents are still inside the villages.”
Mifa is eight kilometres from Chibok town and shares a border with Sambisa forest.
The Nigerian government had claimed it had decimated the insurgents
A few weeks ago, the President reiterated the claim that he had decimated the insurgents, though, admitting that there were still remnants.
Meanwhile, the army claimed the terrorists are now on the run for their lives, adding that it had acquired powerful weapons to deal with them once and for all.
In April 2014, Boko Haram kidnapped 276 female students from the Government Secondary School in the same Chibok community.
A few months after, about 57 of the girls reportedly escaped as the world reacted, while the Nigerian government engaged in a blamed game.