Boko Haram insurgents raided and burnt houses in Mifa, a village in Chibok local government area of Borno state.

The village, which is eight kilometres away from Chibok town, is the last settlement which shares a border with the dreaded Sambisa forest.

According to a Chibok resident, the insurgents came in from the forest and started setting their houses ablaze in the community.

“They came in from the forest some minutes ago. They are currently burning houses”.

The military also confirmed the attack. And at the time the soldiers moved into the village, the insurgents had killed some people, including the village head.

The attack is coming a week after the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), a faction of Boko Haram, executed Hauwa Leman, an aid worker with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) who had been held captive.

In April 2014, the insurgents had attacked Chibok, abducting over 200 school girls at the Government Girls’ College. Some of the girls have been rescued, but 113 are still being held captive by the insurgents.

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