Boko Haram gunman stormed Faduma village in Borno State, Northeast, Nigeria, killed at least 69 people and razed the village to the ground on Tuesday afternoon, according to Reuters.
The jihadists arrived the village of Faduma Koloram, in Gubio local government area of Borno state at about noon in a convoy of motorcycles and hilux trucks shooting everything in sight with AK-47 riffles, razing the entire village and stealing about 1,200 cattle and camels.
A resident, a member of the Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF) and a soldier each confirmed the same account.
They said the men attacked because they suspected residents of sharing information on Boko Haram’s movements with security authorities.
“It’s an unfortunate day for us to witness this,” said CJTF fighter Kachallah Bumu. While he said the residents were armed, and had repelled previous attacks, this one caught them off guard.
“They took us unaware and killed our people,” he said.
A military spokesman could not be reached for comment.
Boko Haram and its offshoot, Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), have killed thousands and displaced millions in northeastern Nigeria.