Boko Haram men overwhelm vigilantes in Kalabalge, kill 40 villagers

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Armed Boko Haram terrorists yesterday attacked
Kalabalge, a community in Borno where vigilantes
had recently repelled an attack by members of
the extremist Islamist sect – and left a horrific
scene, with at least 40 dead people and
widespread destruction.
A security agent and a community source told
SaharaReporters that more than 500 Boko Haram
fighters arrived in the town in numerous pick-up
vans and were able to overwhelm local hunters
and vigilante members within the community.
Yesterday’s attack originated in Gamboru Ngala, a
border town between Nigeria and Cameroon, and
lasted for several hours. Our security agent
source disclosed that the religious militants also
attacked Ankulkule, Chekobe, Izge and five other
communities. The source told SaharaReporters
that some of the villages were completely burnt,
adding that most of those who survived the
horrendous attacks had fled to Cameroon to seek
About a week ago, a group of local hunters and
youth in Kalabalge had ambushed a contingent of
Boko Haram terrorists who arrived in the village
to wreak havoc. The vigilante group killed scores
of the militants, arrested a few, and send others
scurrying into the bush to escape.
A member of the village told SaharaReporters that,
having resisted and repelled Boko Haram,
members of the community expected the Islamist
group to launch a vengeful attack. “Our vigilantes
were ready, waiting for them, day and night,” the
source said. “We knew that soldiers cannot
protect us, so our fighters were ready. But they
came in such large number that we could not
withstand them today.”

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