At least 24 people have been reportedly killed in Bulabulin Ngaura, along Maiduguri, Damboa road, about 50 kilometers away from the capital of Borno.
This information have been revealed by a top security officer, who preferred to stay anonymous, gave the hint while speaking to some government officials in Maiduguri.
He said the assaulter attacked travelers along the highway, including some police officers who were escorting a bullion van.
The attack followed another two that happened this week
After gunmen attacked Benishekh in Borno on September 17, another group on Wednesday, September 18, attacked Buni Yadi town in Yobe State, setting public buildings on fire and killing a soldier and the wife of a senior policeman.
The attacks are linked an outlawed Islamist extremist group Boko Haram.
On Tuesday night, suspected Boko Haram members dressed as soldiers set up checkpoints in the Benishiekh area. Death toll of this attack has risen to 161; some 100 buildings are reported burnt.
The islamists stomed Buni Yadi at around 10 pm on Wednesday, armed with Kalashnikovs, rocket launchers and home-made bombs, leading to a shootout with troops in which a soldier was killed, state police commissioner Sanusi Rufa’i said.
They set fire on a makeshift police station, the fire service, a local education office and the home of the divisional police head in the town, whose wife was burnt to death inside; telecom towers in the town were also burnt by the Islamists, the police commissioner said.
Yobe and Borno state have been under emergency rule since late May, 2013.
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