Gunmen from Boko Haram shot villagers while others drowned trying to escape the notorious terrorists as they assaulted their homes in northeastern Nigeria. The attack left 150 Kukuwa-Gari villagers in Yobe state dead in the attack.
The scores of militants who arrived on motorcycles or by car “opened fire instantly, which forced residents to flee. They shot a number of people”, Modu Balumi, a resident of Kukuwa-Gari, told AFP.
Many residents, who tried to flee, plunged into the river which is full from the rain, and drowned, Reuters reported.
The latest tally, Balumi said, showed a total of 150 people either shot dead or drowned in the attack. “The gunmen deliberately killed a fisherman who tried to save drowning residents of the village.”