Boko Haram again struck on the outskirt of Maiduguri on Monday, killing an unspecified number of villagers, a member of youth vigilance group, Abba Izge, told our correspondent on the telephone.
Izge said over a hundred Boko Haram militants stormed Mainok village in Konduga Local Government Area of Borno state, on Monday at about 6pm, killing residents at will in a siege that lasted over three hours.
He said the vehicles that were trapped in Mainok, along the Maiduguri-Damaturu highways, were not spared at they were set ablaze by the hoodlums.
Izge said, “More than 30 vehicles that were trapped were burnt down as well as hundreds of homes.
Mainok village is about 45 kilometres away from Maiduguri, the Borno State capital.
“The entire town was left to mourn the dead and bury their lost ones, some of them burnt beyond recognition. Some of the foodstuffs of the villagers were carted away,” he added.