Boko Haram kills 8 in Chibok

By Paul Efiong with agency report

Some suspected Boko Haram members have reportedly killed eight people in a village few kilometres from Chibok in Borno State,

A witness was reported as saying that the incidence occurred on Sunday afternoon when the Boko Haram members opened fire on a group of persons outside a church in Kwamjilari,

The gunmen, according to an operative of the local vigilante group in Borno State, succeeded in killing eight people who were alleged to be on their way home after a church service.

Kwamjilari is about 19km from Chibok, a local government headquarters in Borno State.

Reports said that a resident of Chibok, who spoke to journalists on phone but wished not to be named for safety reasons, said many of the attacked villagers ran to Chibok on Sunday afternoon.

“It was a sad incident in Kwamjilari village,” he said. “The gunmen who invaded the village on motorbikes opened fire on the people as they returned home after the Sunday church service. Eight people were killed according to the villagers.”

The bodies of the deceased persons were buried on Monday, according to reports.