Eight people in Bornu State died in an attack by unknown gunmen
Gunmen on Sunday killed eight persons at Gajigana, a remote village in Magumeri Local Government Area of Borno.
Some residents of the area told newsmen in Maiduguri on Monday that the gunmen invaded the community in the early hours of the day to unleash the mayhem.
“About 20 gunmen invaded the village around 3 a.m. The invaders divided themselves into groups before assaulting the villagers in different directions.
“Eight persons were killed at the end of the attack,” Bulama Bukar, a resident said.
Mr. Bukar said that five other persons were also injured during the attack.
The spokesperson of the Joint Task Force, JTF, on Operation Restore Order, Sagir Musa, confirmed the report.
“Information revealed that lives were lost during the attack but the exact number is yet to be ascertained now.
“Further details will be communicated as events unfold,” Mr. Musa said.
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