At least 12 people were killed when Boko Haram insurgents raided Damasak and Ngamdu towns in Borno State, military and vigilante sources told Reuters news agency.
According to sources, the insurgents first attacked Damasak in Toyota Hilux and motorcycles, set houses on fire “but all the residents have fled the town since last weekend when troops from the multi-national joint taskforce (MNJTF) were withdrawing to Niger,” the sources said.
Also confirming the incident, a lawmaker representing Kaga, Gubio and Magumeri, Hon. Mohammed Sandaya said that the second attack occurred at the hamlet of Warsala on the outskirts of Ngamdu, a border town between Yobe and Borno states. The attacks had thrown residents of the border towns into fear.
Though the sect has not been able to take control of territories in recent times, it has intensified attacks on soft targets.