BY NDAHI MARAMA, MAIDUGURI
Gunmen suspected to be members of Boko Haram sect invaded Dille Village in Askira-Uba Local Government Area of Borno State and opened fire on residents, setting ablaze three churches, including the Church of Brethren in Nigeria (EYN),as well as, shops and residential buildings.
Displaced residents said, the attackers stormed their community in the early hours of Monday at about 6:00am from Sambisa forest area.
Although the attack is still ongoing as at press time, sources said, the attackers were heavily armed with Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs), anti aircraft guns and Rocket Propelled Launchers.
The source added that he cannot give the exact number of casualties as the incident is ongoing, but said that many lives are feared killed in the attack.
He also said that two Air Force fighter jets have arrived Dille to repel the attacks.