Boko haram terrorists attacked Matangale, Buraltima and Dirmanti communities in Borno State, burning them down and killing at least 43 people.
AFP reports that fleeing residents claim that dozens of rebels on motorcycles stormed the villages on Tuesday, opening fire on villagers before looting and burning homes.
Dala Tungushe, a resident said,they came around 4:00pm on 20 motorcycles… three gunmen on each and attacked Matangale, before proceeding to Buraltima and Dirmanti.
”They killed 43 people and burnt all the houses in the three villages after looting food supplies,” Tungushe, who fled Matangale to Biu, some 90 kilometres (56 miles) away”.
He said the number of casualties could have been higher, had some villagers not been away at a weekly market about 40 kilometres away.