At least 11 people were killed and dozens injured yesterday when insurgents belonging to Islamist terrorist group, Boko Haram, invaded Kimba, a pastoral community in Borno State.
Two members of a local vigilante group in the besieged community told SaharaReporters that the Islamist fighters rode into the town on bicycles since Kimba, which is in Biu local government area, is remote.
He said the attackers sneaked into the town at dusk and began their killing spree. He disclosed that the insurgents also burnt most of the homes in the town.
“They killed 11 people and injured many more people and set the whole village ablaze,” said Mohammed Aliyu, a vigilante member. According to another member of the vigilante group, Isa Biu, “The attackers rode on bicycles to invade Kimba. They had guns and they just opened fire on villagers.”
Kimba is about to 22 miles from Biu town, the biggest town in the southern part of Borno State.
SaharaReporters was unable to reach a military source to confirm the attack and the casualty figures as well as extent of damages.