Abuja - Members of the Boko Haram sect have reportedly killed 18 people in a village in Borno State.
The killings, according to village heads, occurred in Alau Ngawo Fatie Village of Jere Local Government Area of Borno State at about 10pm on Sunday night.
According to Bulama Ibrahim Alau, the village head of Alau, the suspected Boko Haram insurgents came and launched the attack at about 10:00 pm (local time) shooting people and burning houses.
He said the siege lasted close to two hours.
“I personally counted 18 bodies of victims made of men, women and children after the Boko Haram members had left the village. Most of those who survived the attack have fled the village as they do not know if they will be attacked again in the future,” he said.
The Public Relations Department of the Borno State Command expressed ignorance at the reports.
“We are yet to receive any report of this incidence but we shall furnish you with details anytime we receive the report,” said an official.
The spokesman of 7 Division of the Nigerian Army, Col Muhammadu Dole confirmed the attack.
He however said, “There was an attack on Alau but we do not have the details yet.”
- CAJ News