Gunmen suspected to be members of Boko Haram sect yesterday invaded the Dille Village in Askira-Uba Local Government Area of Borno State, killing five civilians and setting ablaze three churches including the Church of Brethern in Nigeria, EYN, as well as shops and residential buildings.
Unconfirmed reports revealed that unspecified number of the attackers were also killed by military fighter jets that arrived the scene of the incident and bombed them.
Displaced residents of Dille Village said, the attackers stormed their community at about 6am from the Sambisa forest through the Damboa axis.
Dille village is around the shores of the Sambisa forest, while Askira-Uba is in the south and about 200 km drive from Maiduguri, the state capital.
Security sources which confirmed the incident noted that, two Nigerian Air Force, NAF, fighter jets that promptly arrived Dille saved the situation as the terrorists were repelled living scores of them dead. [Vanguard]