We told se­cu­rity agents about im­pend­ing at­tack – Chi­bok res­i­dent

Daily Trust - - NEWS - By Musa Ab­dul­lahi Kr­ishi

Se­cu­rity agencies were told of an im­pend­ing at­tack on Chi­bok by the Boko Haram sect even be­fore Mon­day’s ab­duc­tion of many school girls but no ac­tion was taken, a res­i­dent told Daily Trust yes­ter­day.

The res­i­dent told our re­porter on phone from Maiduguri that af­ter sev­eral at­tacks on neigh­bour­ing com­mu­ni­ties, they heard on good author­ity that Boko Haram mem­bers had plans to move to Chi­bok. He said they in­formed the soldiers in Chi­bok about it.

The res­i­dent, an un­cle of one of the ab­ducted girls, said in­stead of tak­ing ac­tion, the se­cu­rity men in Dam­boa told their col­leagues in Chi­bok to run away since they did not have the weapons to fight the Boko Haram mem­bers.

“So, the soldiers ran away on Mon­day around 8.pm and left only mo­bile po­lice­men and one sol­dier. The Boko Haram people killed one mopol, the sol­dier was killed when he was try­ing to jump a fence,” he said.

The res­i­dent added that the Boko Haram mem­bers di­vided them­selves into two groups, one group go­ing to the Govern­ment Sec­ondary School and the other to Chi­bok town.

He said so far, he had no in­for­ma­tion about any girl that re­turned yes­ter­day apart from those that es­caped while the in­sur­gents were tak­ing them away.

He how­ever added that se­cu­rity has been beefed up in the area as soldiers from Maiduguri and Dom­boa were drafted there. But de­spite that, he said, res­i­dents were not sat­is­fied and had to leave.

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