Disturbed and angry villagers in Kalabalge, Nigeria - a neighboring region of Chibok - from where over 200 schoolgirls were abducted by Boko Haram militants, have started taking matters into their own hands.
Earlier this week, the villagers attacked a convoy of Boko Haram militants and killed over a 100, while the terrorist group was heading to another village for an attack.
In Kalabalge, which is located about 250 kilometres from Maiduguri, the villagers have armed themselves to thwart the attacks of Boko Haram. It has been widely reported that the Nigerian army has failed miserably against the militant groups so far.
It must be recalled that earlier this month, the Boko Haram militants, which had come to blunder food and other resources, killed over 250 unarmed civilians in the north Eastern town near the Cameroon border.
On Tuesday, as reported by Nigerian news source This Day Live, the villagers were alerted that a convoy of Boko Haram militants was heading towards their village. The villagers quickly tracked down the trucks and launched a surprise attack on the insurgents.
It is reported that over 100 Boko Haram men were killed by the villagers and an equal number was arrested as well. Both police personnel and villagers were involved in the coordinated attack, meant to repel the terror group.
The villagers claim that since the time, they took arms, the militants have been defeated several times.
"It is impossible for them to simple come here as we have armed vigilante groups fighting for us. That is why most attacks by the Boko Haram on our village continue to fail because they cannot come here and start shooting and killing people," Kalabalge trader, Ajid Musa told the Nigerian news agency.
Kalabalge is a village in Borno State, where over 200 schoolgirls were abducted by the Boko Haram militants last month. Boko Haram has gained international notoriety since the abduction.
In a video released on Monday, Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau had offered to release the girls in exchange for the freedom of the jailed members of his outfit.