Lalai Nkeki, father of Kauna, one of the abducted Chibok schoolgirls, has been killed by Boko Haram. Hosea Tsambido, chairman of the Chibok community in Abuja, told an online news medium TheCable that Nkeki was killed at Kubumbalah, a village near Chibok, on Monday, when insurgents attacked some villages in Borno state, killing at least eight people and hoisting their flag.
The Nigeria army, though, countered the report that some persons were killed in the attack and said no Boko Haram flag was hoisted in any Nigerian territory.
“Kauna’s father, Mr Lalai Nkeki, was killed in an attack two days at Kubumbalah, near Chibok two days by Boko Haram,” Tsambido said in a telephone interview.
“Kauna is one of the Chibok girls.”
Boko Haram has stepped up attacks in the northeast lately, but the federal government insists that the sect has been technically defeated.