Boko Haram terrorists attacked the three Borno villages Gomboru, Ngala and Foyi on the Cameroon border today. Early reports say that no less than 20 people were killed during the latest attack, believed to be in retaliation to the joint military operations between Nigeria, Cameroon, and Chad.
According to a Mohid Baba, a resident who spoke to SaharaReporters on phone and who fled to Kusihri village in Cameroon, explained that “Boko Haram stormed Gomboru Ngala town and set many homes ablaze and shot indiscriminately killing at least 20 people.”
“We started hearing heavy gunshots from all angles, they kept saying Allah is Great, so we ran to Cameroon border town,” he said.
“I saw more than 15 bodies even I don't know whereabouts of younger Brother,'' Mohid Baba said.
He added ''many people fled into Cameroon and Chad territories, but I can't tell casualty figure now.''
However, BBC Hausa Radio also reported that Chadian troops claimed that 18 people were killed and many homes were burnt down by Boko Haram.
Gomboru, Ngala and Foyi towns are all Nigerian towns near to locations Chadian troops reclaimed from militants recently.
Efforts to reach the military for statement have been unsuccessful at the time of reporting.