Last updateDim, 01 Fév 2015 3pm

Many feared killed, houses burnt as Boko Haram attacks Nigerian village

Boko Haram attacks Nigerian village - At least 52 persons, including a soldier, were killed and over 300 houses burnt when gunmen, suspected to be members of the outlawed Boko Haram sect, attacked Kawuri Village, 70 kilometres from Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, according to a report by the online premium news.

The gunmen attacked late Sunday evening, it said, adding that the Borno State Commissioner of Police, Lawan Tanko, confirmed the incident to journalists on Monday, but did not give details on the casualty.

“Yes, there was an attack in Kawuri village in Konduga local government yesterday, I am awaiting detailed report on casualties from the District Police Officer there, but from the preliminary report I got, no police officer died, except few that were injured,'he said.

In the last two week, Boko Haram had sacked about 30 farming communities following sustained attacks on villages.

Borno is one of the three states under emergency rule as soldiers battle the outlawed Boko Haram sect. The other two are Yobe and Adamawa States.