The residents of villages in Borno State are still reeling after an attack on Wednesday night by suspected members of Boko Haram which left at least 15 people dead while scores were injured.
The villages lie on the outskirts of the militarized city of Maiduguri, the capital of Borno State, which has served as the militarized headquarters of efforts to defeat Boko Haram and the related Islamic State in West Africa (ISWA) insurgency. The conflict has lasted almost a decade.
Armed insurrections by the terrorist group persist despite statements by the Federal Government saying the militancy has been subdued.
A village chief in Dalori said one person in the camp for displaced people had been killed, while two residents of Bulabrin said nine people had died there.
Nigeria’s military said in a statement one civilian was found dead, after Boko Haram had ransacked Dalori’s market, setting buildings ablaze and fleeing when soldiers approached.