The Boko Haram insurgents have attacked two remote Borno villages of Kolori and Ba’ana Imam on horseback killed 26 persons and injured six.
A leader of the youth vigilance group in Biu town, who spoke anonymously to our correspondent on the telephone on Wednesday, said the attacks on the villages in Damboa Local Government Area was on Monday night.
According to him, many of the villagers fled to Biu on Tuesday, a day after the attack.
He said, “The attack occurred on Monday evening. Some Boko Haram fighters rode to Kolori on horses at about 5.35pm and fired at residents in their houses.
“Accounts from the people that fled to Biu showed that 18 persons were killed at Kolori while eight were killed at Ba’ana Imam village. More than 12 people were said to be injured.
“We were equally told that the insurgents carted away foodstuffs, livestocks and looted their houses.”
It was also revealed that some of the fleeing residents of the two communities went into an internally displaced persons. camp in Biu for refuge. This could not however be confirmed from the office of the National Emergency Management Agency in Maiduguri as of the time of filing this report last night.
Damboa Local Government has been frequently attacked by the insurgents who are holed inside the Sambisa Forest mainly because it shares border with it.