Boko Haram insurgents on Sunday evening attacked Makalama, a village in Gatamwarwa ward, Chibok local government area of Borno state, TheCable understands.

This is coming barely two months after the insurgents attacked Mifa, also in Chibok, killing the village head.

“They came in this night (Sunday) through the nearby deserted Gogumdi village,” a Chibok resident told the newspaper.

“They started shooting and people have been running to the bushes. Our troops here at 117 task force battalion are getting set to move in now,” he added.

Makalama is about 21 kilometres away from Chibok town.

“Most of the villagers are farmers who are in the harvest period. The insurgents came in and started shooting and when villagers ran inside the bush, they started looting their stores,” another Chibok resident said.

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