Boko Haram Burns Down Entire Borno Village in Vicious Attack


Residents of Shawa village in Askira/Uba Local Government Area in southern Borno State on Sunday morning, 21st of August woke up to an organised attack by members of the Boko Haram sect who set the remote viral on fierce inferno.

The fire that threw residents into disarray was reportedly accompanied with shooting of civilians by the assailants leading to injuries and a state of unrest.

Sources in the village told SaharaReporters that over 20 terrorists arrived the village on bicycles fully armed. The terrorists were said to have stormed the village at a time most of the villagers were still in bed and proceeded to shoot at their homes, forcing the villagers to flee into nearby forests. The terrorists continued their attack by setting villagers’ homes ablaze, ensuring they would have no place to return.

Bitrus Ishaku, a Shawa resident, said: “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. I later reunited with my family in Mussa around 5pm.”

A top official of the community’s vigilante group disclosed that no life was lost, but many villagers were injured. The village, added the official, has become deserted.

Meanwhile, the Nigerian military is yet to confirm the attack.

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