Hundreds of citizens from the remote village of Mairi in Borno State have fled their homes following a fresh Boko Haram attack yesterday, according to sources speaking with SaharaReporters. Early reports to SaharaReporters say that no less than four villagers were killed and scores are believed to be injured.
The village of Mairi is in the located in the Konduga Local Government Area (LGA) of Borno State. The attack on the area took place late Friday night and resulted in many parts of the village being burned down.
Eyewitnesses report that hundreds of civilians, including children, were seen moving along the Konduga-Maiduguri road, fleeing the violence.
Senator Kaka Garbai, representing Borno Central at the National Assembly, who responded to the village following the attack, condemned the violence and urged the military to do more to secure the lives and property of Borno State citizens.
He told SaharaReporters "[the terrorists] killed four people here last night. I came here to condole with the relations of the victims.”
A local vigilante Miana Ibrahim reported that six people were killed. He also told our correspondent that livestock were killed and many domes were destroyed by fire.
Dalori village was invaded last weekend where more than eighty-five people were reportedly killed and the whole village was set ablaze.