In the wake of the order given to service chiefs by the Senate to recover territories captured by Boko Haram. The insurgents are claiming more towns in North East. This time it’s Chibok, a place where they kidnapped over 200 girls over 6 months ago.
Fleeing residents report that the Islamic militants attacked the town at about 4pm, destroying communication masts, killing people. Scores of villagers were killed, others fled for their lives.
The town of Chibok was so defenseless because soldiers who were suppose to protect them fled, even before civilians. Boko Haram, however, has gone ahead to declare Chibok part of its Islamic caliphate.
In the light of events where Government efforts to curtail the activities of Boko Haram are insignificant, lives and property have become so vulnerable in North East.