The dreaded terrorist group, Boko Haram, has reportedly killed about 27 people in the Sabon Gari village of Damboa Local Government Area of Borno state.
A source, who made this known to Vanguard said, the attack took place around 6.00pm on July 15, 2014, Tuesday.
The source said the terrorists killed 20 people in the first attack, while on Wednesday, after regrouping, they stormed the Sabon Gari cemetery/graveyards, and killed seven more people who were trying to bury the dead.
Some of the escaped residents said several other people sustained various degrees of injuries during the attack, adding that properties worth millions of naira were also destroyed by the sect.
DSP Gideon Jubrin, the state police command spokesman could not be reached for comment on the incident, but high ranking officer who declined being named said: “More than 20 people were killed on Tuesday and Wednesday twin attacks on Sabon Gari village by suspected terrorists”.
The attacked town is about 40 kilometres drive to Biu in southern Borno, and about 145 kilometres away from the state capital, Maiduguri. The town has been under severe attacks of late, two days ago, some suspected Boko Haram members attacked neighbouring Mandafuma village of Biu local government area and wreaked havoc, as the main bridge linking Maiduguri- Damboa- Madafuma- Biu road had been blown up by the sect.