Boko Haram militants on Monday invaded the village of Debiro, in Hawul Local government area of Borno state killing no fewer than 20 people including women. A fleeing resident said the terrorists slit the victims’ throats.
Reports said the notorious group stormed the village on motorcycles and pick-up vans burning down homes and shooting indiscriminately at the villagers.
The militants then rounded up at least 20 villagers and slit their throats.
According to the resident, “It was in the afternoon time when we started hearing gunshots and people were running helter-skelter, there was confusion everywhere, some were shot dead and many had their throats slit. We were helpless as our foodstuffs were carted away by the rampaging militants who later burnt down most of the houses in our village.”
”I can’t say tell you the correct number of people killed, but at least 20 people including women had their throats slit.” the fleeing resident said.
Another resident in Kworjafa village near Debiro, Luka Yakubu told SaharaReporters on phone that after Boko Haram attacked Debiro village in the afternoon some people fled to Kworjafa, saying an unspecified number of villagers were killed.
Debiro is a remote village located in southern part of Borno state; it’s about 246 kilometers from Maiduguri, the Borno state capital.