Nine women were reportedly abducted by suspected insurgents during an attack on Takulashi village of Chibok Local Government Area of Borno State.
Details of the attack on the remote village further revealed that 11 persons might have been killed in the attack as against the seven members of the Civilian Joint Task Force earlier reported to have been killed in Sunday’s siege.
Foodstuffs and livestock were said to have been carted away by the terrorists who also abducted some people, whose numbers had not been ascertained.
Witnessed said that the insurgents attacked mourners in Takulashi village, barely 15 kilometers to the local government headquarters in Chibok town.
The villagers said the insurgents opened fire on the mourners, targeting and killing men, after which they picked out and abducted women.
The villagers said no military or police came to their rescue as the vigilantes and the unarmed villagers were left at the mercy of the better armed criminals.
The reported attacked coincided with an American military operation that led to the rescue of a US citizen who was kidnapped by bandits in Niger Republic.
The bandits entered Nigeria where US troops descended on them with help from Nigerian troops.
Critics wonder why the Muhammadu Buhari government cannot launch a similar operation to free captive Nigerians.