Thirteen persons were killed, 43 churches and 300 houses were burnt on Saturday when Boko Haram insurgents attacked Mussa community, in Borno State, the chairman of the youth vigilante group in the village, Stephen Apagu said on Sunday.
He said Boko Haram returned to Mussa (A&B), remote villages in Askira/Uba Local Government, Killings 10 civilians with the militant losing three members to the attack.
Apagu said in the attack, the vigilante were able to recover two riffles from the insurgents.
He said: “They (insurgents) killed 10 persons and three Boko Haram were equally dead but all 32 churches in Mussa District were burnt as well as over 300 homes completely wiped out.”
He said: “Our people have been camped in Gombio village but ”there is no foods and water,” lamenting that “even that place is not safe we call on authority to come to our aids now as we are seriously in helpless situations someone should help us.”
One of those that fled from the town, Peter Musa, said “we know their leader, we had reported him to the military before he suddenly disappeared, he is from here (Mussa District), he is one Jerido Jerafu who led his members to invade our communities.”
It would be recalled that it was reported that Boko Haram killed at least 29 civilians in Mussa village and burnt some houses.s in Mussa village and burnt some houses.