Twelve persons have been reportedly killed while one was abducted by suspected Boko Haram insurgents in military uniform in Gatamarwa and Tsiha communities in Chibok Local Government Area of Borno State.
The latest attack came barely two weeks after the insurgents perpetrated a similar attack in Chibok, where they killed two persons and looted foodstuff in some houses before settling them ablaze.
Spokesperson of the Borno State command, ASP Nahum Daso Kenneth, confirmed the attack on Tuesday, January 2, 2024, saying 12 corpses were recovered.
"The gunmen shot sporadically at the people in the two communities. So far, 12 corpses were recovered and two were injured,” the PPRO said.
He said the police commissioner and other security heads had ordered discreet investigation into the matter to bring the perpetrators to book.
According to Daily Trust, the terrorists stormed the community of Gatamarwa around 5pm on Monday, January 1, during the New Year celebration.
Sources told the publication on Tuesday, January 2, that insurgents carrying weapons stormed the communities in large number.
“The insurgents who were heavily armed with AK-47 rifles, came on motorcycles, in Hilux vans and opened fire on mourners returning from Gatamarwa," he said.
“They later attacked another Tsiha community near Shikarkir and killed three people and abducted a young lady. They burnt houses after looting their foodstuffs."