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Boko Haram insurgents have sacked a village, Shawa, in Askira Local Government Area of Borno State, the leader of the youth vigilance group in the area, Istifanus Apagu told our correspondent on phone.
Apagu said on Monday that the insurgents who rode on bicycles attacked the village on Sunday.
He said they burnt down the entire village and injured many residents.
Apagu, who is the leader of the Civilian JTF in Mussa district, said he visited the scene moments after the attack.
He said nothing was left in Shawa village.
He said: “They (insurgents) came on bicycle around 4am on Sunday morning while people were sleeping and started opening fire on the helpless civilian as the villagers fled into bushes but many were critical injured.”
“No lives were lost but the whole village was set ablaze and nothing was left standing. In fact, they went away with the six bicycles.”
Source: Punch News