Boko Haram insurgents, in a convoy of armed motorcycles, have attacked Dagu village in Askira/Uba Local Council of Borno State, stealing 120 cattle and killing 5 people.
The leader of the Civilian Joint Task Force (JTF), Papka Madu, who confirmed the incident yesterday in a telephone chat, said communications had been disrupted in the community following the destruction of the telecommunications masts in Dagu-Kilikasha axis of the council area.
He narrated that the terrorists invaded the settlement from the south flank of Sambisa Forest, before stealing 120 cows from two herdsmen.
His words: “The armed insurgents burst into the remote village of Dagu near Kilikasha in Askira Uba Local Government Area of Borno and killed three family members and two herdsmen.”
On the casualty figure, he said: “We lost three of our members (local vigilantes) and two herdsmen on Sunday afternoon after the terrorists attacked Dagu village. Over 120 cows have also been stolen from deceased herdsmen. Their bodies were buried on Monday morning before you called this morning on Dagu attack and rustling.
“Our appeal to villagers and members of the public was not to buy cows from the suspected Boko Haram insurgents.”