By SaharaReporters, New York
Boko Haram militants have invaded two villages in Borno state, killing no fewer than four people, and have reportedly packed away food items, as well as livestock.
Yohanna Musa, a resident from one of the villages said, some well-armed men, believed to be Boko Haram, had stormed the Tohya, and Wurojene villages in a early evening attack Monday, that continued into early Tuesday morning. The attackers opened fire on the villagers as soon as they arrived at about 7: 45pm on Monday, and killed at least four people.
“The attackers fired at the people, and many residents fled into the bush. There was confusion everywhere as the attackers set fire on several houses. They continued their attack for about two hours. They carted away foodstuffs, bags of grain, and chicken, belonging to our poor people,” the source said. The villages are about 14 kilometers away from Chibok, south of Borno, which has in recent weeks has been the scene of many attacks, including additional kidnappings by Boko Haram insurgents.
A security source told SaharaReporters, based on reports from the residents of the two communities, the insurgents were all, “very armed, though not as many as they usually (have been) in moves in previous attacks.” The source also said that government troops around the area did not get the alert of the double attack on both villages in time