Armed Fighters in Nigeria take hostages of hundreds of Nigerians by storming into the Kukawa town, in Borno state, on Tuesday night. The People returned home recently from the refugee camps after local Government confirmed the town is fully secured.
Around 4:00 PM local time least 20 trucks of a splinter group of Boko Haram attacked on the 1,200 recently returned residents from the refugee camps after two years. This attack said to be a deliberate attempt to reverse the year-long achievements of peacebuilding, reconstruction, rehabilitation, and resettlement of the internally displaced people by the Government.
According to the officials, Three Nigerian soldiers lost their lives, two were wounded while eight rebels were killed during the gun battle with the attackers. The Nigerian Army also confirmed they have taken full control of the hostile situation
The decade-long conflict with the rebels in northeastern Nigeria has forced nearly two million people from their own land. The Militant group is accountable for the losses of tens of thousands of people and the abduction of thousands of others, including hundreds of schoolgirls from Chibok in 2014.