Boko Haram terrorists have burnt down a whole village in Borno State, reports say.
The insurgents were said to have invaded Shawa in the Askira Local Government Area of the state on Sunday, August 21, 2016.
“There were more than 20 armed men that came on bicycles. I saw them but I didn’t have my Dane gun with me, so I fled,” Bitrus Ishaku, a resident told Sahara Reporters.
“They (insurgents) came on bicycle around 4am on Sunday morning while people were sleeping and started opening fire on the helpless civilian as the villagers fled into bushes but many were critical injured,” Youth vigilante leader, Istifanus Apagu told Punch.
“No lives were lost but the whole village was set ablaze and nothing was left standing. In fact, they went away with the six bicycles,” he added.
The attack is yet to be confirmed by relevant military authorities.