Gunmen suspected to be members of the Boko Haram have yet lunched another attack on Kwashebe village of Jere Local Government Area in the outskirts of Maidugiri.
Five villagers were reported to have died in the attack which an eyewitness described as a brief but quick invasion.
A security source who does not want to be mentioned told our correspondent in Maiduguri that the after shooting randomly on the villagers and setting houses ablaze with petrol bombs looted food and livestock from the village and left.
The attack was said to have occurred at about 10.30 in the morning of Tuesday.
The source added that; “It was the quick intervention of some Civilian JTF around the area that responded on the attack by evacuating some victims, particularly the injured ones to a nearby Police Station in Jere Local Government Area”.
Information available indicates that, troops of the 7 Division, Nigerian Army have been mobilized to the scene to swoop on the attackers , even as additional three dead bodies were taken to the same Jere Police Station, while other who sustained injuries were taken to State Specialists Hospital Maiduguri for treatment.