Boko Haram kills 2 civilians, hundreds others pushed out of their homes in Nigeria
At least two civilians have been killed and hundreds others pushed out of their homes after Boko Haram terrorists stormed a village in northeastern Nigeria, local residents say. Local residents said on Monday that the attack occurred early on Saturday in Wumbi in the Kalabalge district of northern Borno state near the Cameroon border.
They said that the attack also forced hundreds of residents to cross into neighboring Cameroon. “Boko Haram gunmen attacked our village around 4:00 am (0300 GMT) and killed two people while everybody crossed the river into Cameroon,” a resident said, adding, “They came on 10 motorcycles and fired indiscriminately, which jolted people out of their sleep, before they began to set our houses on fire after looting our food stocks.” Sources say the details of the latest militant raid were slow to come out because of poor to non-existent telephone networks in the remote region.