Suspected Boko Haram insurgents yesterday attacked a village in Borno State, killing no fewer than seven people and stole food supplies and livestock.
According to reports, dozens of gunmen stormed Awonori, a farming and herding village, near the fishing town of Damasak, and carted away food supplies and livestock.
“They killed seven people, looted grains and took away all the livestocks in the village before fleeing into the bush,” Muhammadu Modu Wan-Wan, head of the Damasak fishermen’s union, told AFP.
“The gunmen who came in vans and on motorcycles around 7:00 am (0600 GMT) besieged the village and opened fire on residents as they were having breakfast before moving to their farms,” he said.
Wan-Wan said the attack forced the villagers to flee but they returned after the assailants had left.