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Gunmen suspected to be Boko Haram members have attacked Danga, a community in Adamawa State in the early hours of Wednesday.
An eyewitness, Hella Michael, who spoke to reporters, said one of the community’s civilian vigilantes who attempted to repel the insurgents were among those killed during the attack.
“As I speak with you now half of the community have escaped to neighbouring villages and mountains and forest for fear of being attacked” he said.
Thw district Head of Garaha Mr Simon Buba, whe confirming the attack, said the casualty figure is much much higher as scores of others who ran into the bush are unaccounted for.
The community shares a common border with the sambisa forest.
The 23 armour brigade public relations officers, Major Mohammed Haruna Sani is yet to respond to enquires by journalists.