Hundreds of residences (mostly women and children) have reportedly fled their villages in Hawul Local Government Area of Borno State as Boko Haram gruesomely attacked them.
The attack began at 4pm on Friday (Christmas Day) as the people gathered to celebrate Christmas.
The deadly sect allegedly arrived the villages dressed in military uniforms in a convoy of vehicles and open fire on the people.
The terrorists burnt many houses and churches after residence fled Tashan Alede, a village near Shaffa town, Sabon Gari, a village near Shani.
“As we speak [at 6pm Friday] my wife and three children have ran away from my village, Tashan Alede and many people are trying to avoid being captured. She telephoned me from where they are hiding. The attackers have burnt many houses and churches,” a resident, Shettima Dogo, said (as seen on Daily Trust).
It was also reported that the insurgents looted many shops before burning them.
Earlier before the Christmas Day attack, the insurgents had attacked Sabo da Allah and Kukuruku communities where one was killed and six injured.
Boko Haram also attacked Garkida, a village in Adamawa State bordering Hawul Local Government Area, killing at least 6 persons and burning down houses.
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