Just 24 hours after members of the Boko Haram sect captured Chibok town in Borno state, soldiers from the 7th Division of the Nigerian army yesterday reclaimed the community.

An indigene of Chibok who spoke with Leadership, said a large deployment of soldiers were seen moving in from the direction of Damboaon Saturdaymorning and engaged the sect members in a gun battle, eventually overpowering them.

“We saw large number of trucks filled with uniformed personnel moving towards Chibok; initially, we were scared but later realised they were soldiers as they did not harass us like the Boko Haram gunmen usually do” the source saidConfirming the recent development, a top military officer who spoke anonymously said

“We have taken back Chibok town from the insurgents after some few hours of engagement with them. We have since sent them parking from the town; it is now safe for people to return to their homes”.