After terrorists from the Islamic State-backed Boko Haram, the Islamic State West Africa Province, invaded Kautikari, a town in Borno State’s Chibok Local Government Area, many inhabitants are believed to be dead.
According to a resident, the terrorists stormed the community around 8:00 p.m. on Friday, arriving in ten gun trucks, and immediately began setting houses on fire.
“They are burning several buildings right now, and it is night; you should be aware of the terrain here.” Although the exact number of casualties is unknown, three persons have now been confirmed dead.
“They came in this evening and began shooting in irregular bursts. “The majority of the residents have fled into the jungle,” a local informed SaharaReporters over the phone.
ISWAP has been consolidating its influence in areas around Lake Chad since the death of JAS commander Abubakar Shekau.
Wali Sani Shuwaram, 45, was recently named as the new leader of ISWAP in Lake Chad.
Hundreds of Boko Haram fighters have defected to Shekau, increasing the sect’s membership.
The Nigerian Army has stated that the insurgency has been mostly defeated on numerous occasions, while downplaying any losses.
The terror group has caused over 100,000 deaths and displaced millions of individuals mainly in Adamawa, Borno, and Yobe states.