At least six persons, identified as members of a vigilante group, were killed by suspected Boko Haram insurgents in a farming village in Adamawa State.
The insurgents stormed a village, Alijannaru, between Adamawa and Borno States, on November 17, 2019.
One of the villagers, David Yaro, who spoke with newsmen, said the Boko Haram insurgents came riding on camels. They climbed the hill and opened fire on the villagers.
"They arrived before dawn riding camels, with herds of cows destroying farms. They then climbed a hill overlooking the village and opened fire sporadically, before carrying out house-to-house attacks. They killed six persons assisting with security," Yaro said.
Another source, who pleaded anonymity, said that the gunmen possessed sophisticated weapons, including AK 47 riffles, during the attack.
A senior member of the hunters' group in Adamawa State also confirmed the attack and killing of their members.
‘’Yes, I can confirm to you that we lost six members during the attack by the gunmen riding on camels.
"While we mourn our members, including a top official in Gombi Unit, we will continue to help our people by providing security," he said.