More than 30 buildings were burnt down and farm products destroyed, when suspected Boko Haram insurgents attacked Wamdeo village in Askira/Uba Local Government Area of Borno State on Tuesday night.
Daily Trust reports that the attack on Wamdeo village started around 6:30pm and lasted for about two hours.
The newspaper said residents who spoke to it, expressed anger over the level of atrocities committed by the attackers.
Some of the buildings torched by the insurgents after looting them were said to include shops at the market square, residences and places of worship.
Hundreds of civilians reportedly fled into bushes for safety as a result of sporadic shooting by the attackers.
A hunter, Steve Mamza, who is a resident of the community, was quoted as saying that they returned on Wednesday morning to count their losses.
“We thank God Almighty that no life was lost but as for our properties, more than 30 buildings were burnt down last night by Boko Haram.
“They have destroyed all what our people have laboured for. We don’t know why they always attack us; all our harvests have been destroyed. It is sad,” Mamza lamented.
The publication also said a military source claimed that some of the attackers were killed in Chul village after leaving Wamdeo village.
The source added that the military, with air supports, descended on the fleeing insurgents.