At least 14 people have been killed in Jibwhiwhui village, Hawul local government area of Borno State and environs by gunmen suspected to be members of Boko Haram.
A resident of the area, who chose anonymity told Vanguard on phone that the gunmen stormed the villages on Thursday night and killed seven people before moving to the environs, slaughtering seven people in an operation which lasted till 5:00am on Friday.
According to the source, the gunmen arrived Jibwhiwhui at about 10:00 pm, entering houses and shooting residents dead.
An indigene of the area resident in Maiduguri said he was told that the gunmen who came on motorcycles killed seven people in Jibwhiwhui before moving to the nearby villages and killed another seven persons.
Hawul is about 220 kilometres south of Maiduguri, the state capital has been under severally deadly attacks by Boko Haram insurgents lately, but residents say military troops were yet to be deployed to the area despite their request.