Suspected Boko Haram insurgents invaded Dille village in Askira-Uba LGA, Borno State, Monday, July 14, killing at least 26 people.
Vanguard reports with reference to the residents that the attack was launched about 6.00am, when the gunmen stormed the village, opened fire on locals and burnt 3 churches, the Church of Brethren in Nigeria (EYN) among them.
The gunmen, armed with explosives, anti aircraft guns and Rocket Propelled Launchers, were said to come from Sambisa forest.
A source revealed that many people are feared dead adding that some aircraft of the Nigeria Air Force have been deployed to the area.
On Tuesday Reuters agency later quoted one of the locals, Dauda Illiya, who said:
“I counted 26 corpses yesterday evening.”
While some said that cannon fire from the government jet deployed to the area also caused death of at least 6, the official number of casualties is yet to be provided.
It would be recalled that on June 15 the same LGA became target of attack as gunmen carrying AK-rifles and IEDs in a similar way invaded Daku village market and started shooting at locals. According to various sources, from 15 to 25 people were killed, after which the suspected insurgents have retreated to Sambisa forest.
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