At least 69 persons were reportedly killed after armed men suspected to be Boko Haram members attacked communities in Gubio Local Government Area of Borno State between Tuesday and the early hours of Wednesday.
Residents of the attacked communities are mostly herders who have over the years resisted Boko Haram hostilities.
a top Civilian-JTF personnel, Mala Bunu, said who confirmed this said the attack happened on Tuesday afternoon.
He said the gunmen simply opened fire on both the residents and their livestock.
He said nearly 1200 cows belonging to the villagers were rustled.
Also Confirming the incident, the head of a coalition of civil society groups in Borno, Ahmed Shehu, described the situation as “sad and barbaric.”