The officials have confirmed that 110 people died and 2000 were displaced in last Tuesday attacks by suspected Boko Haram insurgents on Gwoza LGA villages, Borno State.
The exact number of villages affected is 6, they are: Attagara, Aganjara, Agapalawa, Amuda, Halaghwa and Angurva.
Previously the local sources revealed that at least 91 people lost their lives, however on Sunday, June 8, Sen Mohammed Ali Ndume, representing Borno South in the Senate, claimed:
“So far we’ve buried 42 corpses at Attagara, 24 at Aganjara, 20 at Agapalawa, 1 at Amudo, 13 at Chinene, Pulka 1, Allahaw 4, Arboko 3, Asgashiga 1, all located in Gwoza east in southern part of Borno.”
According to Sahara Reporters, while briefing newsmen in Maiduguri, he also added that many locals escaped following the attack and now are trapped on the mountain, without having access either to food or to water.
Meanwhile two Attagara traditional rulers said the figure is not final and claimed more corpses to be evacuated, are in the nearby bushes. They asked military to provide protection so they could evacuate the dead bodies.