Just days after killing seven Nigerian soldiers in an ambush and leaving at least 19 others seriously injured, Boko Haram terrorists have stormed community in southern Borno state and left it in ruin.
Online newspaper, Sahara Reporters, quoted residents as saying that the attack took place on Friday night in Dunkwa-Duri village in Askira Uba Local Government area of southern Borno.
The terrorists arrived at about 9 pm, burnt a man to death and shot many others, the newspaper said.
The newspaper quoted a hunter in the town, Buba Dan, as saying that he and his colleagues were overpowered by the terrorists and had to flee to Wamdeo near Uba Town.
“They were many. We could not confront them because it was in the night, so people fled into the bush. But an old man was set ablaze, with many others sustaining gunshot wounds. Nothing is left of our village.
They burnt everything completely,” Dan told SaharaReporters in a phone chat.
A survivor told SaharaReporters on the phone that the terrorists came from different directions and opened fire, as the looted food items before setting the village ablaze. Many villagers, he said, remain missing.