“We spent Christmas burying the young people killed by Boko Haram,” says leader Chiboka Bukhari.
Dr. Manasse Allen, community leader in Chiboka, Borno State, described how the community buried the people killed by Boko Haram.
Allen complained that community residents buried on Christmas Day young men and a pastor killed by Boko Haram terrorists in an attack on the Pemi and Qwada districts in the Chibok local government area of the state.
Allen, who is also the media director of the Kibaku District Development Alliance, the umbrella body of the Chibok community, asked President Muhammad Bukhari to ensure that security is given due consideration.
The Chiboka leader also posted photos of burials and houses burned by militants on his Twitter profile after the attacks.
Two Sundays ago, terrorists attacked the Pemi and Qwada districts in the Chibok local government area, shortly after the attack on the city of Sabon Gari in the Damboa local government area.
The attack reportedly killed a woman and burned down several houses, including two younger brothers of the President of the Christian Association of Nigeria in Michika Local Government in Adamawa State, the late Rev. Lavam Andimi.
In a series of tweets, Allen complained that residents whose homes have been burned down and their livelihoods destroyed will find it difficult to get back on their feet.
Allen said: “Some have no other means of livelihood than agriculture. How long will it take to restore them? And no guarantees of safety, let alone restoration. Sad. Disappointed and disorganized they cannot but watch the aftermath of the carnage. This is not life, it needs to be changed.
“They (the government) will issue a statement condemning it, and that’s it. These people will continue to wallow in their pain until the next attack. If you do not pay attention (if you do not intervene) and the pace of attacks on communities in southern Borno is supported by terrorists whose resistance is so close to zero in our power, this region will disappear.
“Nothing new can be said about the uprising in the Northeast, but since we are not public and wealthy figures, our words have been thrown into the bin. The uprising is growing in the northeast, and more lives and property are lost every day.
“On Christmas Day, December 25, 2020, we buried our young men and a shepherd killed by terrorists in the attack on Pemi in Chibok. We will not bow down to evil nihilists with apocalyptic ideologies. We reiterate our calls to the President of Nigeria for our security to receive due attention. ”
In addition to civilians, five soldiers were reportedly killed and many others were injured in other attacks near Chibok.
In April 2014, Chibok attracted global attention after Boko Haram gunmen abducted 276 female students from a dormitory at a public girls’ high school in Chibok.
At this point, one hundred and seven girls have been released or escaped, but many remain in captivity.