At least 68 people were killed while several others were injured when members of Boko Haram sect invaded Baanu Village of Nganzai local government area of Borno state.
A resident of the area, Yuram Musa who fled to Maiduguri said the insurgents who came on horses at about 8:30 pm on Friday started shooting sporadically.
He said, “we had to flee into the bush and hide and after they left we returned back to pick some of our belongings. I counted 68 corpses some were slaughtered while others were shot. The number of those killed are worrisome as the corpses littered the village”
“ The Government have to do something fast if not they will continue to wreck havoc of innocent citizens, as every surrounded villages which are 5 killometres away from Gajiram, the headquarters of Nganzai have been taken over by the insurgents, as most of them are residing around the area, Musa stated.
Confirming the attack on the Baanu village, the Borno state Governor, Hon. Kashim Shettima while addressing the parents of the abducted Chibok girls over the weekend said the insurgents killed 56 persons in Nganzai village.