At least 68 people have been killed in a fresh attack in the Borno village of Dambua by Boko Haram militants, a civilian JTF Leader said.

Boko Haram stormed Njaba village in Dambua Local Government area of Borno state on Monday, the militants killed 68 men, with the ages ranging from children to elderly. Boko Haram then set the entire village on fire, a fleeing villager told SaharaReporters. At the time of reporting it seems only men were targeted during this attack.

A fleeing woman told SaharaReporters "more than 60 people have been killed by the insurgents, they killed all our husbands and young boys," adding that all their dead bodies were left unattended.

"They came to our village at about 5:30am, during early Morning Prayer, so we started hearing heavy gunfire [then] there was pandemonium everywhere and gunshots and there was confusions everywhere.  I ran into bush since then I never seen my husband and three children. [I] came back to our village in the afternoon dead bodies was scattered everywhere,” Fatima Abakar told SaharaReporters by phone.

A Dambua resident, Kurri Bulama, whose father was among the people killed, said he was the only son of his father. He also complained that military has not visit the village.

"Yes I was told that he had been killed along with more than 60 people by militants in Njaba village on Monday. But we got to know about it yesterday I am so confused I don't know what to do. They burnt many houses. Many people fled the villages into the bush," Kurri Bulama said.

"As I am speaking with you, the military has not visited the village as the their bodies was scattered at the Njaba village till now. " he repeated.

He said there was no military presence in Njaba village since last Monday, as of the filing this report.

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