Boko Haram militants killed no fewer than four villagers on Tuesday and kidnapped three women near Chibok where more than 200 girls were kidnapped in 2014.
According to residents and survivors, Boko Haram fighters attacked Kautuva village at dawn, set houses ablaze and fired on residents.
“Some of us were lucky to survive and ran to Chibok,” Reuters quoted a man who gave his name as Ali Pagu to have said. Another resident said the jihadists had kidnapped three women.
The military has been rescuing some people kidnapped by the jihadists in the past following sieges on their locations. Already, the terrorists have been decimated and territories they once occupied reclaimed. However, they still find ways of attacking soft targets in the North east.
More than 20,000 people have been killed by the insurgents since their violent campaign started in 2009.