Militants, suspected to be members of the Boko Haram sect have reportedly raided Kwajafa village in Borno State, slaughtering not less than 24 persons and injuring over a dozen others.
A security source who preferred anonymity, disclosed that the insurgents stormed the village on Sunday evening, they even set the village mosque on fire.
He said, “The insurgents who rode to the town in Volkswagen Golf cars on Sunday evening, told the villagers that they were there to preach. They however opened fire on the people as soon as they gathered an appreciable number of the villagers in the village square.”
He lamented that some of the residents who were in a mosque at the time of the attack were not spared as the insurgents set them ablaze.
The security source also revealed that those mostly killed, were those who could not immediately decipher that the disguised preachers were Boko Haram members on a deadly mission.