Media reports indicates that at least 22 persons were killed in multiple attacks this week by suspected Boko Haram gunmen in Monguno Local Government Area of Borno State.
According to the reports, the attacks occurred between Monday and Tuesday. The villages of Dasa and Duwabayi, both in Monguno Local Government Area, were attacked by the Boko Haram insurgents.
Local vigilantes reported that “We received the sad information from our colleagues operating in Monguno who said on Monday that gunmen attacked Dasa, a village about 3km away from Monguno during which they killed nine persons”
“On Tuesday night, again, the gunmen went to attack Duwabayi, another village not far away from Dasa, where they killed 13 persons – making it a total of 22 dead casualties. The gunmen who stormed the villages in large numbers ensured that they burnt down every building in the two villages”.
Residents of the two villages fled their homes in the wake of the attacks.