Kautukari, a community in Chibok LGA of Borno State, is currently under attack by suspected fighters of the Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP). According to information, the insurgents invaded the community around 6pm on May 3, and started shooting randomly.
The suspected ISWAP fighters are reportedly setting houses ablaze while locals are fleeing into the bush for safety. Soldiers stationed at a military forward operation base (FOB) in Kada, just 2km away from Kautukari, were said to have been dislodged. It is, however, gathered that troops have been mobilised from the army’s 117 battalions in Chibok town to the area. Meanwhile, operatives of the Nigerian Army have neutralised the spiritual leader of several ISWAP/BokoHaram terrorists.
According to a post by the Nigerian Army Headquarters on Friday, April 29, the terrorists were killed during an operation at Manjo Ali Qere in Borno state. It was gathered that the operation tagged ‘Operation Desert Sanity’ launched the attack on Thursday, April 28.