Over 100 persons were killed on Tuesday night after Boko Haram men attacked, Attagara, Agapalawa, Ngoshe and Aganjara (4 Villages) in Gwoza LGA of Borno State.
News of the attack just being heard because the Boko Haram men destroyed the telecommunications mast in the villages during the attack.
Reports have it that the men dressed as military personnel deceived the villagers that they actually came to protect them only to gather them together and began to shoot them. While some of the villagers who try to escape by running into the bush were pursued and killed by the sect men who came in terrain vehicle and motorcycles.
According to the House of Reps Member for the area, Hon. Peter Bive, said the attacks on the villages left many dead.
“There were deadly attacks on these villages by Boko Haram insurgents who killed a large number of people and destroyed homes. We are still trying to compile a toll of the dead as people on the ground are still counting the number of casualties.” he said. He also stated that the sect men have been daring enough in their actions as they have foisted their flags in 7 villages in the region indicating that those areas are now in their control
“Boko Haram have hoisted their flags in at least seven villages in the area which they now claim to be under their control,” he said.