No fewer than eight people have been killed after Suspected Boko Haram terrorists attacked four villages in outskirts of Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) disclosed on Thursday.
According to a statement by the Zonal coordinator NEMA North East, Bashir Garga, The attack occurred on Wednesday night at Kofa, Mallumti, Ngomari and Gozari villages which are close to Dalori IDP camp which was also affected.
Garga stated “Many villagers fled to the Dalori IDP camp for safety which led to an attack on the camp vicinity.
“The terrorists gained access to the area through a bush path behind the villages and came in four vehicles and some motorcycles. They ransacked the market in front of the IDP camp.
“Two Internally Displaced Persons and six others were killed during the attack. The injured persons have been treated in the camp clinic while serious cases were evacuated to hospitals in maiduguri.
“Villagers who ran into the bush for safety have returned to their homes while the Borno State Fire Service has contained the inferno.”
Meanwhile, Borno State Deputy Governor Alhaju Mamman Durkwa led a delegation which included NEMA and BOSEMA officials on condolence visit and on the spot assessment for humanitarian response for victims of communities attacked by suspected insurgents.
An assessment team is on site to provide relief assistance to those affected.