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Boko Haram Attacks Town in Chibok, Nigeria

09/04/2019 Nigeria (International Christian Concern) – On Saturday, Boko Haram invaded the Yimirmigza village in Kautikari ward, Chibok Local Government Area of Borno State. According to the report given by a local resident to TheCable, the attack began around 6:00 p.m. on Saturday. The villagers first noticed far-off gunshots, and thought that it was just the military. It was not until the gunshots began to get closer that the locals decided to flee the village.

According to the unnamed source, the villagers have had to remain in hiding ever since because the terror group has continued to hold the village since that time. As is common with types of attacks in Nigeria, the displaced locals are now likely living in other areas with relatives as they hope to see their property and homes returned. The Nigerian military has supposedly responded and is trying to capture the terrorists involved in this attack. According to the report given by The New Telegraph, it is members of the 117 Task Force Battalion of the Nigerian army that are dealing with the situation.

Chibok is the home where nearly 300 schoolgirls were taken captive by Boko Haram in 2014. This attack shows that the organization is indeed regaining power and territory as the Nigerian government and military are proving incapable of stopping them. Chibok has a large Christian population and continues to mourn for the more tthan 100 girls that were kidnapped more than 5 years ago. Pray for the families of those who have been kidnapped in this area and for those whose homes have been taken.

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