Boko Haram insurgents have killed four people and set houses on fire in a night raid at Amarwa village on Sunday, in Borno State.
It was gathered that the terrorist invaded the village, which is 20 kilometers away from Maiduguri, the Borno State capital.
According to a leader of a local militia fighting the jihadists, the gunmen shot indiscriminately at villagers and set fire to homes in the raid late Saturday.
“Two were shot dead and the other two choked to death in the fire the attackers set to houses,” militia leader Ibrahim Liman said, adding that a number of people were also injured.
A local chief, who pleaded anonymity, said the attack in the village in the Konduga district started around 11 pm (2200 GMT) and continued past midnight.
“We have so far recovered four bodies, two of them with bullet wounds. We lost our homes and food stocks in the fire.”
It was gathered that Amarwa village also came under attack in May, when Boko Haram gunmen on motorbikes killed six farmers outside the village as they prepared for the planting season.