By Babajide Okeowo
For the third time in three days, Boko Haram terrorists in at least 10 Hilux vans are currently attacking villages across the southern part of Borno State.
This is according to local sources still on the run.
According to eyewitnesses, the insurgents reportedly rode in at least 10 Hilux vans; they were first seen around Mandara Dirau at about 1 pm.
They proceeded unchallenged through parts of villages identified as Debiro, Tashan Alade, Tirgitu, and Shaffa Local government shooting sporadically, looting food items and setting houses ablaze.
The villages attacked are situated within Hawul and Shaffa Local Government Areas of the state.
Terrified villagers were said to have hidden in nearby mountains, except for the old and the sick that are feared to be stuck in the mayhem.
For fear of attacks, farmers in remote villages resorted to storing their harvested food in rented stores at the local government headquarters of Biu Local Government.
Recall that the insurgents have been launching attacks since Thursday where a Chibok village was ransacked during a Christmas Eve carol night.
A similar attack was also launched in Garkida, an Adamawa town bordering southern Borno.
Today’s attack is the third in three days, with no word from the military.
Details of today’s attacks are still sketchy as villagers are still in hiding.