A faction of the Boko Haram insurgents loyal to Abu Musab al-Barnawi has raided Sabon Garin Kimba village to steal food and medical supplies.
According to reports, the raid occurred on Friday, 24 March evening at about 6pm.
The report said the militants were dressed in military uniforms during the raid and they arrived at the village in a pick-up truck in Nigerian Army colours.
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But unlike previous Boko Haram attacks, there was no one killed in the raid.
This, the report says, suggests that the Barnawi faction operate on a different set of rules from Shekau's.
A member of the Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF) militia said: "They kept telling residents they were from the Barnawi faction and would not harm anyone as long as no one got in their way."
BBC reports that insurgents that stormed Sabon Garin Kimba, some 140 kilometres (88 miles) southwest of the Borno state capital Maiduguri, were scores in number.
This account of the attack was supported by another member of the Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF) militia Suleiman Musa.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng gathered that the presidency has commended the Nigerian Army for clearing the remnants of Boko Haram terrorists from north east of the country.
The special adviser to the president on media and publicity Femi Adesina made the commendation on Monday, March 27 at the Guards Brigade's first quarter inter-unit short talk competition in Abuja.