Maiduguri- The Boko Haram group has reportedly hoisted its flags in 3 villages in Borno State after over-running the villages on Monday, reports BBC.
During the attack on the villages, eight people, including a village elder were slaughtered .
The villages - Kubirivour, Boftari and Kuburmbalah - are near Chibok town, from where the militants captured more than 200 schoolgirls in 2014.
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The sect members were said to have invaded the villages at about 6.30pm and started shooting sporadically causing the locals to take refuge in the bushes around them.
The attack is coming few hours after the Nigerian Army lost an officer and three soldiers to a landmine and an ambush by the sect.
16 soldiers and three members of the Civilian Joint Task Force according to Punch were also wounded when the troops encountered the landmine between Miyanti and Dareljamal in Borno State.
- News 24