***kill 4, kidnap scores including women, children.
By: Ali Musa Biu- Maiduguri
Suspected Members of the Islamic State West Africa, ISWAP invaded Kautikari village of Chibok Local Government Area in Borno state killing four residents and abducted unspecified number of women and children.
Fleeing residents told our correspondent on Saturday morning that
apart from burning down a church and some residential houses, the insurgents also invaded the residence of a renowned business man (name withheld) and set all his properties ablaze before snatching a cell phone belonging to his wife.
Kautikari is located East and about 15kilometers drive from Chibok town predominantly occupied by Christian Faithfuls.
Unfortunately, a son inlaw (name withheld) of the business man who resides with his family in Maiduguri told our Correspondent that he received a distress call from the snatched phone of his mother inlaw by the insurgents demanding for recharge card early Saturday morning, before he inform the caller that ‘God is in Control’, and quickly put off the phone.
“Our people of Kautikari are displaced following the attack on the community last Friday which is our market day.
“The armed insurgents killed four people, destroy shops and looted food items. They also abducted scores of women and children as many are still missing.
“Our Church has been razed down, including my father in law’s house and shops in the community. I spoke with some of the family and they told me they are all safe, though displaced now.
“Unfortunately, my mother inlaw’s cell phone was snatched from her by the terrorists. I received a distress call from the snatched phone this morning by the insurgents demanding for recharge card, before i informed the caller that ‘God is in Control’, and i quickly put off the phone. He narrated.