- The Kibaku Area Development Association (KADA) also Known as ‘the Chibok Community’ has said that the dreaded terrorist group Boko Haram are ready to annihilates the community. They stated in a press statement jointly signed by their National President National and Director, Media and Publicity Dauda Ndirpaya Iliya and Dr. Manasseh Allen
“On 24th December, the Christmas Eve of 2019, there was a Boko Haram attack on Kwarangilum, 5 persons; Philemon Ishaya, Maina Kabu, Jinguna Bango, Salfi Njamina, and Daniel Thomas were killed. Five others, Patience Ishaku, Awagana Kwakwi, Wavi Maina and wife, Ibrahim Maina were abducted, with 143 houses burnt, several herds of live: cattle, sheep, goats, chicken were carted away.
“Five days later, on 29th December, 2019 at about 5:45 pm, in Mandaragrau, (Biu Local Government Area, Borno State), 17 Chibok people (children and adults) were abducted till today without trace. They are Rhoda Ishaku and her children, Esther Ishaku (Primary 2) and Ayuba Ishaku (Primary 1); Esther Aaron (a widow) with her children, Elijah Aaron, Yakub Aaron, and Salama Aaron. Others are Joy Ishaku (JSS 3), Samuel Ishaya (Primary 2), Samaila Yakub (Primary 3), Adamu Yakub (Primary 3), Naomi Yakub (JSS 2), Samuel Daniel (Primary 3), John Musa (Primary 5), Lydia Musa (Primary 4), Saraya Musa (Primary 1), Happy Isuwa (Primary 1), Lydia Ibrahim (Primary 5)” Iliya and Allen stated
According to them on 3rd January, 3 persons were injured as houses, vehicles, and food items were burnt to ashes in Bila Ambuldar. They said on the 2nd of January, Reverend Lawan Andimi, the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) Chairman in Michika Loca Government Area, Adamawa State, who is a Kibaku from Kwada, Kautakari, was abducted. Two week ago, on Monday, 20th January, he was publicly beheaded by Boko Haram terrorists.
“This brief summary highlights the relentless attacks by Boko Haram terrorists on us, the Kibaku people (also called the ‘Chibok Community’) in just the last 5 weeks. This has been a recurring pattern since 2014. Today is also 2,120 days since 276 of our daughters schooling at Government Secondary School, Chibok, were abducted by the Boko Haram terrorists on the night of 14th April 2014. Some escaped, others were rescued, but as of this day, 112 of them remain in captivity
“The Kibaku Area Development Association (KADA) wishes to cry out and put it on the record that we are being targeted for attacks and annihilation, whether at home or wherever we are. Our people and homelands are in danger. Our homes, farms, barns, and places of worship are destroyed. We are unable to exercise our religious freedoms as we prefer. Our very existence is under grave threat” Iliya and Allen added
They claimed that there is no much effort by the government to permanently end the scourge of Boko Haram terrorism, and restore peace in their homelands in particular, and the North-East in general; nor the return of our 112 daughters held in captivity for close to 6 years.