Suspected Boko Haram insurgents have reportedly slaughtered at least 15 people in coordinated attacks on two communities in Jere Local Government Area of Borno State.
According to a Daily Trust report, the insurgents stormed Kofa village at midnight and began to shoot sporadically, which lasted into the early hours of Friday.
It was gathered that the insurgents also attacked Molai Kura and Molai Gana villages and slaughtered an unspecified number of people.
The incident has caused many residents of the area to flee their homes to the nearby bush.
A top member of a vigilante group, Bukar Ali-Musty, told the newspaper that the farmers were working on their farmland near Molai, on the outskirts of Maiduguri, on Thursday when insurgents attacked and beheaded them.
“At least 15 bodies were evacuated this morning, the attacks took place yesterday [Thursday].
“Seven farmers were beheaded while working on their farmland, and the attackers also slit the throats of eight other harmless civilians in their homes,” he said.
Another civilian JTF member who was part of the evacuation team, raised concerns over the attacks, saying all stakeholders must wake up to ensure it don’t continue.
“It was a sad development considering the progress that we have made in the months without any attacks on communities.
“I was there this morning. I can’t imagine seeing my fellow human being slaughtered like a ram. All those bodies that we recovered were found in the pool of blood and I think we all need to rise to tame this enemy of peace,” the source said.