Members of the Boko Haram sect have killed 44 persons and injured several others in a fresh retaliatory attack on innocent civilians in Borno State.
The insurgents numbering about 50 stormed Dumba village on Tuesday night while residents were still asleep, setting fire on houses and reportedly slaughtering 44 persons.
Dumba village is on the outskirts of Baga town, in Kukawa local government area of the State.
A member of the team of rescue officials mobilized to the area said the village has been deserted as people are now taking refuge at the Baga central primary school.
‘’As I am speaking to you now, Red Cross officials and the Doctors Without Borders are attending to the injured victims’’ he said.
Another source told journalists that the assailants horridly gorged out both eyes of some of their victims and mutilated the bodies of others.
The National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, has also confirmed the incident, adding that its officials have been mobilized to the area to access the situation.
The Joint Task Force, JTF, is yet to confirm the situation.
In another development, two Boko Haram suspects who disguised as females have been arrested in the Jimtilo ward of Maiduguri Metropolis.
They were unfortunately later lynched by an angry mob as they tried to escape. Their corpses were later dumped in Hausari ward in the town.
It was gathered that the two suspects were on their way to Maiduguri to unleash terror attack, but they ran out of luck as they were intercepted by vigilante youths at Jimtilo, which is about 8kilometres away and also a western entrance point to Maiduguri, the Borno state capital.