A security agent reported on Sunday that the notorious jihadists, Boko Haram recently raided a village in the north-eastern region of Nigeria, stealing food and supplies.
They were said to have arrived in fake military regalia in a Nigerian army pick-up truck at the village of Sabon Carin Kimba, which lies 140km distance away from Maiduguri, Borno state.
The incident which occurred on Friday evening is said to have been carried out by the Abu Musab Al-Barnawi-led Boko Haram faction.
Despite stealing food and medical supplies, no one was killed which comes as a surprise for a group known for their suicide killings and attacks.
A member of the Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF) militia, Mustapha Karimbe reported that they “took away food items and medical supplies from shops and a pharmacy but they didn’t harm anyone.
“They kept telling residents they were from the Barnawi faction and would not harm anyone as long as no-one got in their way.”
This comes on the heels of a week-old report which stated that the militia had cut off Boko Haram’s food and fuel supply lines.
In 2016, the Nigerian government stated that Boko Haram was technically defeated. However, the Islamic militants still stage attacks in villages in north-eastern Nigeria, as well as at IDP camps.
Some residents in the town of Magumeri in Borno state are currently living in fears of fresh Boko Haram attacks.
“The fighters have been mobilising since yesterday (Saturday) and we don’t know where they intend to strike,” a local resident, who asked not to be named for fear of reprisals told AFP.
“There is so much fear among people in the area because the Boko Haram fighters are definitely up to something,” said another.