At least 40 villagers were killed and several others injured on Saturday evening in Dalwa-Masuba village of Damboa local government of the troubled Borno state.
It is not yet clear those responsible for the attacks, but the scale of the arson and killings is similar to that of the dreaded Islamic Boko Haram sect terrorizing the North-East region.
According to reports, the gunmen attacked the villages in their large numbers, burnt down the entire village.
“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 lying dead all over the place; three firewood pickups were also set ablaze”, the local vigilante said.
But the attack however has not been confirmed by the police and other security operatives.