Suspected elements of the remnants of Boko Haram terrorists who were foraging for food ambushed troops of Operation LAFIYA DOLE escorting commercial vehicles from Damboa to Maiduguri, at Sanda general area, Borno State on Monday afternoon killing 5 civilians lost. Another died on the way to the hospital while three soldiers sustained injuries. The wounded have been evacuated to Maiduguri. The Nigerian Army made this known in a statement it released hours ago.
Also speaking on the alleged boko attack at Chibok, the Theatre Command, Operation Lafiya Dole says;
What happened was that, 2 persons were murdered at Kwamjilari village, (which is over 30 kilometres from Chibok, and very close to Sambisa forest), by suspected remnants of Boko Haram terrorists looking for food.
We wish to reiterate that they weren't killed outside or near a church as being bandied around. The people from the said village are all in Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camp in Chibok.
Those who went back to the village without authorization were moved back to Chibok 2 weeks ago.
Those killed went back on their own contrary to security advise.
Nevertheless, a patrol team was sent from Chibok went to the village this morning. Adequate measures would be taken to ensure no one go back to the village for now.