Several people were killed when Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) raided a community in the Kautikari area of Chibok in Northeast Nigeria on Tuesday, May 3.
The insurgents reportedly shot sporadically and set ablaze residential houses, after invading a village in Kautikari district about 17 km from the main town of Chibok in southern Borno.
According to TheCable, the insurgents dislodged troops stationed at a military forward operation base in Kada, two kilometres away from Kautikari.
The report added that troops from Chibok town were later dispatched for a counteroffensive.
Last month, ISWAP targeted Yimirmugsa community a couple of kilometres south of the town of Kautikari and east of Pemi. Both towns were also targeted in ISWAP raids in Jan.
These communities are located a few kilometres from the Sambisa forest general area, the former stronghold of Boko Haram that was captured by ISWAP, last year.
The incident occurred around the time a United Nations (UN) aircraft with Secretary-General Antonio Guterres departed Maiduguri, after meeting local officials and visiting a reintegration centre and camp for people displaced by the violence.
Northeastern Nigeria is grappling with an insurgency that has killed thousands of people and displaced over two million people.
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