The December deadline set by President Muhammadu Buhari to defeat insurgency in Nigeria has suffered set back as the president said it could be modified.
The shift is coming on a deadly attack by the Boko Haram insurgents on a community near Chibok town, which left scores injured and over 60 houses destroyed.
Some residents of Takulashi community, who fled to Chibok, some 15 kilometres from where insurgents kidnapped over 200 schoolgirls on April 14, 2014, said they fired into houses at about 11am on Sunday though the news of the attack only filtered into Maiduguri, the state capital late on Monday due to the remoteness of the area.
“They were not many, but were very armed, shooting and threatening to kill every boy, but we had fled before they came. They set fire on our houses, even throwing bombs into houses. They burnt down more than 60 houses,” a resident, Bitrus Ali, was quoted as saying.