From the BBC:
BBC News - Nigerian village vigilantes 'repel Boko Haram attack'Residents of three villages in northern Nigeria have repelled an attack by suspected Boko Haram Islamist fighters, an eyewitness has told the BBC.
About 200 of the militants were killed during the fighting in the Kala-Balge district of Borno state, he said.
If this report is, in fact, accurate, it would respresent a positive development. It would demonstrate that by banding together, at-risk villages could put themselves in a stronger position to defend themselves against the Boko Haram terrorist group. Such an outcome would be especially important, as Nigeria has not demonstrated an ability to effectively address the security threat posed by the terrorist organization. Over time, if Boko Haram finds that its operations are inflicting higher costs on it, that could begin to reduce its willingness to undertake terrorist operations against villages in northern Nigeria.