Musdapha Ilo, Maiduguri
Fear of the unknown has gripped residents Chibok community in Borno State, following a threat letter purportedly written by the dreaded Boko Haram sect, informing of another attack.
Chibok town has attracted attention over the last two months both locally and internationally as a result of the abduction of over 200 school girls from the Government Girls Secondary School who are yet to be found.
Journalists were informed in Maiduguri on Monday by a top official of the local government area that a letter has been received from the terrorists group, stating that the town would soon be visited with terror.
The official said they immediately went to show the letter to police authorities who assured them of maximum protection.
But the residents who have had a foretaste of the abilities of the terrorist group have refused to bank on the assurance of the police, insisting on seeing tangible actions backing the promise.
“Everyone knows that this sect cannot be warded off by a pocket of security men. Whenever Boko Haram tells you that they are coming they never fail to come. Our fears now is that, we don’t know when and how they are going to come,” a distraught resident said.
President Goodluck Jonathan has approved an extension of the state of emergency declared on the state and two others affected against the wish of the state governments, arguing that the security situation was still uncertain.