Militants of the terror group, Boko Haram, have killed at least 11 persons on Sunday after an attack on Kuburvwa village of Borno State.
Residents of the community – which is close to Chibok, were over 200 school girls were kidnapped in 2014, are also yet to be accounted for – revealed that they had buried 11 corpses today.
A security operative who spoke on the condition of anonymity said “many women, mostly married, were raped while others were taken away by the gunmen”.
Also confirming the attack, the spokesperson of the Vigilante Group of Nigeria, Abbas Gava, said:
“The attack took place in Kuburvwa village which is located between Chibok and Damboa towns. According to reports we received from our operatives in that area, the Boko Haram gunmen invaded the village at night on Sunday and began to shoot.
“Many women, including house wives, were raped by the gunmen who also killed at least 11 persons.
“According to our men, who called us from Chibok, many people that fled the village into the bushes have not returned to the community as at Monday morning.”
In a related development, a man identified as the “spiritual leader” of sect was arrested in Kano State, together with other insurgents plotting to carry out attacks in the country, security authorities said Monday.
The man, whose name was given as Mudasiru Jibrin, was arrested on July 17 at a Boko Haram detention center uncovered by the secret police operatives in Kano.
“Preliminary investigation had proved that Jibrin hatched the plan of shooting some high school students near Potiskum city of Nigeria’s northeastern state of Yobe three years ago,” the national Department of Security Services said in a statement.
“Prior to the Boko Haram leader’s arrest, the secret police had on July 8 arrested a notorious Boko Haram fighter and three of his accomplices while perfecting arrangements for major coordinated attacks on selected locations in the northwestern Kaduna state,” the statement added.