- Boko Haram attacks Azur village in Damboa local government area of Borno state
- The insurgents reportedly looted foodstuffs and set houses ablaze in the attack
- Meanwhile, three lecturers from the University of Maiduguri, and three others on an oil exploration team in the Lake Chad Basin have been confirmed dead following another attack
An attack by Boko Haram terrorists on a village in southern part of Borno state has left five villagers dead and many wounded.
Sahara Reporters, citing vigilante sources reports that the insurgents attacked the village of Azur in Damboa local government area at about 8:30 am, on Thursday, July 27, shooting sporadically and burning down houses after carting away foodstuffs and livestock.
Narrating how the attack occurred, a member of the vigilante group in Damboa town, Abubakar Jojo said they were overpowered by the insurgents.
"They came and opened fire on our men on guard, we lost three member and two others. They overpowered our members and wounded 9 persons.
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"They looted our foodstuffs and made away with livestock including goats and rams thereafter they set ablaze our houses," said Abubakar.
Meanwhile, Sahara Reporters has reported that 3 lecturers from the University of Maiduguri and three others on an oil exploration team in the Lake Chad Basin are dead.
Legit.ng gathered that no less than 12 soldiers in an earlier report were killed while at least four out of 12 staff of the University of Maiduguri equally lost their lives.
The names of the deceased are: Dr Milicus Joseph from Geology Dept, Idris Abubakar Njodi and Dr Daniel Birma of Dept of Soil Science.
Daniel Millitus, a relative of the deceased (Dr. Joseph Millitus), said that the family was still in grief over the loss of one of its “rising stars,” and has started making arrangements for the burial, The Punch reports.
In the video below, Nigerian Air Force gives an update on operations against Boko Haram in 2017.