Musdapha Ilo, Maiden
Scores of people have been reportedly killed in yet another attack on villages in Borno State by armed men suspected to be members of the Boko Haram sect.
It would be recalled that few days ago the insurgents threatened to attack Chibok again after the April 14 attack during which over 200 schoolgirls were abducted.
Eyewitnesses said several residents were also injured in the attacks on Koronginim and Ntsiha villages, near Chibok.
A source from Koronginim who said he narrowly escaped being lynched, recounted that the attackers numbered about 20 and stormed the village at about 7am on Saturday in two vehicles painted in army colour, brandishing different types of guns.
The insurgents pursued people who fled into surrounding bushes and killed them there.
They also reportedly razed down the village and burnt a large number of livestocks in a operation that lasted five hours.
A source at the nearby Chibok General Hospital said scores of injured persons were admitted there.