Members of the Boko Haram jihadists on Friday night, stormed the village of Kimba in Gur ward of Biu Local Government Area of Borno State, killing 13 people and abducting eight others. The attack took place at about 8:30 p.m. on the night of Christmas.
“They burnt down our houses, killed our brothers and abducted our women and a child. We are close to Sabon Gari and there are soldiers there, but they could not come to our rescue.
“Many people were wounded. About 17 are currently being treated in Biu. We have lost 13 people and they took eight with them.” Umar Sani, a resident said.
According to him, the Boko Haram militant invaded the village in their usual characteristics chanting “Allahu Akbar!”
“We were about visiting one of our relations whose son got married when we heard gunshots and thought the soldiers were the ones shooting, but it persisted.
At that time, they were just coming into the village, and before we could understand what was happening, they were already setting houses ablaze and we began to run for our lives,” he added.
“I slept in Sabon Gari. We informed the soldiers, but they did not go to the village until this morning. For now, I can confirm to you that 13 people were killed and eight people were abducted, seven women and one boy,” he added.