Residents of Kalabalge village in Borno State displayed gallantry on Tuesday when they foiled another deadly attack by Boko Haram by killing many of the attackers.
The villagers captured ten of the terrorists alive, witnesses and security officials told DailyPost.
It was learnt that the gunmen had in their usual manner attempted to attack Kalabalge village in the wee hours of Tuesday, but the attack was foiled when villagers led by local vigilantes confronted them and got many killed.
Sources said Kalabalge residents had fortified their village spiritually to avert any attack by the terrorists.
Many of such attempts were severally foiled in the past.
According to one of the sources, “That is why most attacks by the Boko Haram on our village were failed because they cannot come in here to kill people; it is impossible”.
A top security source who confirmed the incident to DailyPost on phone said the villagers had also seized two of the vehicles belonging to the Boko Haram attackers.
“The insurgents tried to attack the villager as at 5 am of this morning (Tuesday) but the vigilante and some members of the village who got hint of the attack laid ambush and were able to kill as many of them as possible, while about ten of them were caught alive; they also recovered two trucks from the insurgents”, said the security source who craved anonymity.
Kalabalge is about 200km away from Maiduguri, the Borno State capital.