Terrorists group, Boko Haram has attacked Shawa village in Askira Local Government Area of Borno State.
The leader of the youth vigilance group in the area, Istifanus Apagu said the terrorists came to the village late Sunday, attacking the villagers.
Another Civilian Joint Task Force member told Punch that the Boko Haram fighters killed “many of the villagers, raped some women, took some away and injured many others.”
One of the villagers who managed to escape said they burnt down the village, raped women and injured many villagers.
Apagu said there were burnt houses when he visited the village afterwards.
He said, “They (insurgents) came on bicycles around 4am on Sunday morning while people were sleeping and started opening fire on the helpless people and the villagers fled into the bush but many were critically injured.
“Though I did not see any corpse, the whole village was set ablaze and nothing was left standing. In fact, they went away with six bicycles.”