BEVERLY HILLS, CA, May 18, (THEWILL) – Rampaging Boko Haram gunmen struck Saturday evening at Dalwa-Masuba village in Damboa Local Government Area of Borno State, killing 40 persons in an attack that left the entire village completely burnt.
The gunmen also set ablaze three pick-up vans carrying firewood from Damboa to Maiduguri, the state capital.
A member of the Civilian JTF, Abbas Gava, lamented that no security personnel was around the area when the terrorists struck.
“We heard about the attack from some of the villagers who fled the village, and we had to drive there on our patrol van; the entire village was set on fire, and about 40 persons were lying dead all over the place; three firewood pick-ups were also set ablaze”, he told THEWILL.
However, no official confirmation of the attack was forthcoming when filing this report as the spokesperson of the relevant security agencies could not be reached on phone.