By Bola Kougbe
Boko Haram has reportedly attacked three villages in Borno state, killing five people and looted their properties.
The group, Wednesday, sped into Huyum, Sabongarin Huyum and Wasada villages on motorbikes around 4pm. They reportedly eliminated some members of the villages after which they set fire to homes and farms.
According to Bala Jonah, one of the people held hostage, “The armed men arrived at 4 pm and for four hours they held us all hostage.
“They killed five people and burnt down our houses and farmland, just when we were about to harvest our crops”, he said.
It was reported that hundreds of people living in the three villages fled for safety to the town of Askira, located some 10 kilometres (six miles) away.
It was gathered that the areas raided by the sect, were located near Chibok, where more than 200 schoolgirls were kidnapped by the same terrorists two years ago.
Also, news of the attack had been slow to emerge because of the destroyed telecommunications infrastructure and restricted access in the villages.