Fleeing residents from the besieged town of Kukawa, have told a SaharaReporters correspondent that more than 120 people were murdered by Boko Haram terrorists. Kukawa is located in the northern part of Borno State, about 190 kilometers from the State capital Maiduguri.
Boko Haram wreaked havoc on the ancient town of Kukawa during a horrific attack on Wednesday.
SaharaReporters also learned that Boko Haram burned down almost all the town's historic sites including Kuka-Kura tree, which had existed for hundreds of years.
A 39-year-old butcher from Kukawa, Danbaba Umaru, was among those displaced by this attack and told SaharaReporters that he narrowly escaped death.
He said that he saw more than 120 corpses of victims, including little girls and boys, as well as elderly women.
"I trekked for about 50 kilometers from Kukawa to Monguno town where I boarded a van to Maiduguri," he said. He added that bodies littered the devastated town.
Boko Haram attacked worshipers at mosques and killed more people in house to house raids, another source said.