Forty persons are feared dead after suspected members of the Boko Haram sect attacked a remote border community in the northern part of Borno State early Wednesday morning.
It was gathered that the attackers sneaked into Gurmushi village in Marte local government shortly after the early morning Muslim prayer (Subhi) and opened fire on the worshippers.
A source claimed that about 40 persons were killed in the siege but this claim could not be verified from the military or police authorities.
The BBC Hausa Service monitored in Maiduguri, quoted a woman as saying 40 people were killed.
“I counted over 40 corpses littered on the ground, while the village was razed down completely, most of us ran into the bush for our safety,” the woman told BBC on phone.
She equally claimed that 12 persons were injured in the siege, lamenting that she and some other residents of the village had to flee to a Cameroon settlement for fear of a repeat attack by the insurgents.