No fewer than eight people were killed outside a church in Kwamjilari village, about 30 kilometres east of Chibok town in Borno state yesterday.
The attack happened shortly after the church members had finished their Sunday service.
Luka Damina, a resident from nearby Kautikeri village, told Vanguard that;“Some of the worshippers remained around the church and the gunmen opened fire and eight men died. Unknown to the residents, the gunmen had stationed some of their comrades on the road leading out of the village and they shot anyone who tried to flee. Many people ran into the bush with gunshot wounds. But so far we can only confirm eight deaths”.
The attackers set fire to homes and fields of maize that were almost ready for harvest, according to a local chief in Kautikeri. The chief said soldiers were later deployed to Kwamjilari from Chibok.