The Boko Haram insurgent group invaded Dzaku village of Askira Uba Local Government area in Borno State on Monday night, killing and abducting some villagers in the process.
According to sources in the affected village said that the insurgent group entered the village in two Hilux vehicles, armed with Ak-47 rifles and petrol beams with which they wrecked the village.
An native of the village residing in Maiduguri, Mr. Amos Ali, said that one of his sisters was amongst those kidnapped by the Boko Haram members.
Ali said: “Because of lack of telecommunication service, we could not be contacted that night. We later received a distress call from our community on Tuesday (yesterday) that Boko Haram insurgents attacked our people and killed eight before abducting several others, including my sister.
“We are worried, especially now that the military said it has eliminated terrorists from the region.”
All efforts to get corroboration from the Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Victor Isuku, proved infertile, as his mobile lines were not reachable as at press time.