Scores were killed with several others sustaining gunshot injuries when suspected members of Boko Haram terrorists invaded Kilangar village in Askira Uba Local Government Area of Borno state on Sunday.
Solacebase reports that Klangar is a community in Askira Uba Council where the Deputy Speaker Borno State House of Assembly, Engr Abdullahi Askira hail from.
Sources said the insurgents on Sunday afternoon also completely razed down the residence of the District Head of Kilangar, Alhaji Abdullahi Adamu Kilangar.
The sources revealed that the armed insurgents stormed the community and about 2.00pm and started shooting sporadically at their targets with setting ablaze residential houses, vehicles, shops and looting.
“We are currently under pandemonium as armed insurgents stormed our community, shooting sporadically at targets with setting ablaze residential houses, vehicles, shops and looting.
“Although I cannot tell you number of casualties, but over dozens were killed with destruction of properties with no confrontation from the security forces.” A community Sources who luckily escaped said.
Confirming the incident, the State Deputy Speaker, Abdullahi Askira, said, “about 7 people were killed with setting ablaze of the residential house of the District Head, as well as destruction of 7 vehicles.
“Likewise, the insurgents have abducted unspecified number of residents, and carted away with two vehicles, after looting foodstuff and livestock in the community”. Said the Deputy Speaker.