July 14, 2024

Boko Haram militants take over Nigerian town, prevent people from leaving

Boko Haram has reportedly taken over a Nigerian town and is preventing people from leaving, early reports indicated on Wednesday.

“Details of events in Kukawa, near Lake Chad, are hard to establish as the area has no mobile network coverage – another reminder of how this decade long conflict is hindering development,” BBC reported on Wednesday.

“The Nigerian military has not yet commented on the attack which is reported to have taken place just days after hundreds of displaced people returned to live there,” BBC added.

The return of the people came after the Nigerian army said the area was safe to return to following an operation against Boko Haram.

Close to two million people are displaced in north-east Nigeria and the UN warns that because it’s still so dangerous about half of them can’t even be reached by humanitarian agencies.

President Muhammadu Buhari has been claiming since 2016 that Boko Haram had been defeated, but recent escalation of brutality, murders and attacks seem to have put a lie to such claims.

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Suleiman Bila
Suleiman Bila
3 years ago

Comment:God have mercy on us

james adoyi
james adoyi
3 years ago

Again Boko Haram.

Ibe amicable Celestine.
Ibe amicable Celestine.
3 years ago

But I thought we were told years ago that they have been defeated. Who is telling lies now? Naija we hailed you .

Haruna
Haruna
3 years ago

They are newly trained , or upcoming boko haram terrorist. However, they were used by those they are. Attacking now during election. Why then are they complaining?

Freedom
Freedom
3 years ago

This is not a new trend, they terrorist have hold our citizens hostage and hoist their flag in Nigeria. This must be a new tactics

Rhoda Hananiya
Rhoda Hananiya
3 years ago

All Christian should serve God in truth and the spirit,if we die we die for Christ, and if we leave we leave Christ

Moses ASEMA
Moses ASEMA
3 years ago

Lord, help us