Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP) fighters have reportedly attacked a village near Chibok Local Government Area of Borno State.
Local officials in Chibok, who spoke to the press in anonymity said that the terrorists invaded Kautukari village, some 15 kilometres away from Chibok town, shooting sporadically and setting houses on fire.
According to the local source, the military forward operation base (FOB) in Kada, just 2km away from Kautukari, has been dislodged.
“They came in this night through the nearby desert, shooting from all angles, they are currently in Kautukari village, a ward under Chibok council.
“All the villagers and soldiers ran into the bush; some are in Chibok town now,” the source said.
There are no details of the attack at this moment, but the military is reportedly engaging the criminals.
Chibok community first came into the limelight in 2014 after Boko Haram insurgents attacked a Government Girls Secondary School in the community, and abducted over 200 school girls.
While some managed to escape from their abductors and others were rescued through government interventions, many remain unaccounted for.
The attack happened hours after United Nations Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, paid his first visit to Nigeria.
Guterres arrived Maiduguri, Borno capital, on Tuesday afternoon as part of his 2-day official visit to Nigeria.
He interfaced with Governor Babagana Zulum, surrendered Boko Haram fighters and victims of insurgency.
Guterres, who had earlier visited Niger Republic, will conclude his Ramadan solidarity visit to Africa with a trip to Senegal.
Guterres is expected to meet President Muhammadu Buhari and other top government officials on Wednesday.