SaharaReporters has learned that at least 25 people were murdered by Boko Haram terrorists in Mainok village on the outskirts of Maiduguri, the Borno State capital.
According to reports, hundreds of militants stormed Mainok village around 5:30 PM and spent about four hours killing civilians. Mainok is about 45 kilometers away from Maiduguri and located in the Konduga Local Government Area (LGA).
Boko Haram also destroyed an estimated 30 vehicles and burned down hundreds of homes, according to the same sources.
Ali Muhammadu, a resident fleeing the area, confirmed to SaharaReporters that at least 25 civilians were murdered and that many vehicles and homes were destroyed. He added that Boko Haram attacked drivers along the Maiduguri-Damaturu roadway, killing many of them. ''We have buried some but some were burnt beyond recognition,” he said.
A Civilian JTF member, Ba'na Umar, confirmed to SaharaReporters that about 25 bodies were taken from the Mainok village area this morning. However, “many people are still missing, [and] we don't know the whereabouts of some of our teenagers,” he said.
This is the third time Mainok has been attacked by Boko Haram.