Twenty persons were gunned down early Sunday morning in Logomani village, Dikwa local government area of Borno state by unknown gunmen.
The attackers believed to be members of the Boko Haram sect invaded the village between 6:00am and 9:00am after spying out the place about a week ago.
Bukar Alhaji Gana, a resident of Logomani told reporters that, about a week before the attack there was rumour that, some members of the Boko Haram group were seen in the area and headed towards Marte area.
“We were told that some of the Boko Haram sect members came around and warned some people, but left almost immediately towards Marte,” he said.
According to him, those who alleged have seen the sect members warned residents of the area to avoid certain places in Ngamboru/Ngala and Tchad.
Ten others persons were reportedly injured in the attack before the invaders were dispatched by soldiers who pursued them to the forest surrounding Ngamboru/Ngala.
It was learnt that the attackers who were clad in military uniforms, left with some women of easy virtue who were normally at the service of the travelling truck drivers after extorting money from some of the truck drivers.
A passenger, who narrowly escaped being killed by the sect members, revealed to journalists in Maiduguri that the attackers that stopped their vehicle shot at three passengers and slaughtered 14 other persons before someone alert them that soldiers were coming which made them to flee on their motorcycles into the bush.
“When they stopped us, we thought they were soldiers until they began to ask us to come out of the car, it was then we realised they were Boko Haram insurgents. They were dressed in military uniform and killed about 20 before they fled when they were told soldiers are coming,” he narrated.
However, the army could not be reached for confirmation of this report.