More than 60 people have been reported killed and a village burnt down as suspected members of dreaded Islamic sect Boko Haram attacks Borno community
The attack which happened in Borno northeast Nigeria on Tuesday occurred at Faduma Koloram a village in Gubio Local government area of Borno state took soldiers and members of the civilian joint task force unaware a source in the area revealed.
“They arrived in vehicles and on motorcycles, shooting with AK-47s, razing the village, stole 1,200 cattle and camels,” a resident, a Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF) member confirmed the account.
According to the sources, the attackers pounced on the village because they suspected residents of sharing information on their movements with security authorities.
“It’s an unfortunate day for us to witness this,” said CJTF fighter Kachallah Bumu.
He said the residents were armed, and had repelled previous attacks, but this one caught them off guard.
“They took us unawares and killed our people,” he said.
Attempt to get military spokesman to speak on the attack did not yield result.