Suspected Boko Haram terrorists invaded Ngoshe-Bayan-Dutse Village of Gwoza Local Government Area, Borno State, on Saturday, killed many and abducted 10 residents.
The leader of the Vigilante Group of Nigerian in Borno State, Abbas Gava, said that one of their personnel, Musa Abdullahi, was among those killed by the heavily armed insurgents.
“Some unknown numbers of corpses were left in the bush as villagers fled to mountain tops around Gwoza Local Government Area.
“The report I received from one of our officials in Ngoshe, Hawa Bukar, who called me with a Cameroon registered phone number, at least ten persons were abducted and taken away by the Boko Haram, while some corpses were seen in the bush as the villagers were fleeing,” he said.
Ngoshe is one of the communities located behind the mountains near the Cameroonian border and the people of Ngoshe depend on Cameroonian mobile lines for their local calls to Nigeria.
A former council member of Gwoza Local Government Area, who spoke on condition of anonymity, also confirmed the attack.
“I wouldn’t want to pre-empt whatever those in charge are doing concerning the attack but I can assure you that we have the correct hint that the attack actually took place, and we are still waiting for more information about the extent of damage done; especially the issue of casualties,” he said.