Terror group, Boko Haram, yesterday, slaughtered 74 men and 20 children at Njaba Village in Damboa Local Government Area of Borno State for refusing to join the insurgents, reports have said.
Although there was no official confirmation from either the police or military authorities, residents of both Damboa and Chibok confirmed the incident.
A security source told Vanguard anonymously that the security forces received the news of the attack and killing of 74 men and 20 children, but added that there was no official report on the incident as security operatives had been detailed to Damboa area to authenticate the claim by locals.
“At times, when reports like these come to us, it turns out to be true because the locals naturally tell security operatives of happenings around them.
“They have been very helpful. There was report earlier by some local traders that they saw the sect members holding a meeting after they had been dislodged from Gujba and Damboa is next to Gujba, along Yobe and Borno border.
“So it may be true. But try to speak with the commissioner. He may oblige you more on that,” the source told Vanguard.
Efforts to confirm from the police have so far proven abortive. Vanguard, however, gathered from security operatives that some of the insurgents, led by a commander, Sidi Babangida, also known as Abu Sid, have attempted taking Damboa town on two occasions, but failed and had been recruiting more fighters for the sect in and around Damboa and Gujba Local Government areas in Borno and Yobe states.