- Another deadly attack has been carried out by Islamist insurgents in Borno state
- Not less than 19 people were said to have lost their lives in the attack on a village in the state
- The attack was launched on the village in the early hours of Sunday, August 19
No fewer than 19 people were said to have been killed in an insurgency attack on a village in Borno state in the early hours of Sunday, August 19.
Reuters reports that a survivor of the attack made this disclosure. The survivor said the insurgents attacked the village of Mailari in the Guzamala region of Borno state around 2am.
NAIJ.com gathers that the survivor identified as Abatcha Umar said he had not been able to tell whether they belonged to Boko Haram or to Islamic State in West Africa (ISWA).
The survivor said he counted 19 people killed, including his younger brother. The death toll was put at 63 by an aid worker at a camp that received the survivor.
The aid worker, who declined to be identified, said hundreds of people from villages in the area had fled to the camp for displaced people where he worked, in Monguno.
According to Umar, the militants had been spotted around the village three days before their attack. He said locals had warned Nigerian troops stationed in the nearby town of Gudumbali, but no action was taken.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that suspected members of the Boko Haram group reportedly attacked Jakana town located about 50km from Maiduguri, the Borno state capital.
The attack which occurred on Thursday night, July 26, was carried out by heavily armed gunmen who first attacked the military camp on the western flank of the town before advancing towards the town.
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