At least 21 persons have been reportedly killed in two separate Boko Haram attacks in villages near Chibok in Borno State.

According to an eye witness Hassan, the insurgents first struck at Kaya, a village 27 km from Chibok, causing residents to desert their homes.

On whether there are no soldiers on the ground during the attacks, he said the soldiers around found it difficult to get to the place of the attacks “because of the far distance from where they are to the village.”

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“Even with the presence of a brigade, the problem the security people face here is that mostly, the communities attacked are under Damboa council but the soldiers are closer to Chibok,” he added.