At least twenty-eight civilians have been murdered or injured in two separate attacks by Boko Haram in Borno State on Tuesday, a vigilante confirmed to SaharaReporters.

Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau in a video released by the Islamist group

Boko Haram militants stormed the remote village of Mafurnudi in Damboa Local Government Area (LGA) of Borno State, slaughtering at least twenty-four people and injuring eight others during a dawn attack ‎at 4:30am on Tuesday. 

Abubakar Jojo, a local vigilante near to the attacks, told SaharaReporters that twenty-eight people were killed in two villages near Damboa town, but due no telecommunications in Damboa they were forced to travel to the city of Biu to alert the authorities. 

''They attacked our people in Mafurnudi village on Tuesday but we learned about it today because there are no telecommunications in Damboa area. Twenty-four men and eight others suffered gun wounds. They carted away all their foodstuffs and set their homes ablaze,'' Abubakar Jojo told SaharaReporters by phone in Biu. 

However, Boko Haram attacked another a remote village Kafa in Damboa yesterday where four people were killed, a resident confirmed.

‎''[Boko Haram] attacked fishermen at Kafa village yesterday [killing] four people then throwing them into the river,” according to a local resident Kaka Sadiq.

The remote villages of Mafurnudi and Kafa are within eight kilometers of Damboa town, which is about 100 kilometers away from the Borno State capital, Maiduguri.  

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