By Ndahi Marama, Maiduguri
No fewer than 14 people were killed in Jibwhiwhui village, Hawul local government area of Borno State and environs when gunmen, suspected to be members of Boko Haram insurgents, invaded the area.
Hawul is about 220 kilometres south of Maiduguri, the state capital, suffering from deadly attacks by insurgents following non-deployment of military troops despite outcry by residents of the area.
A resident of the area, who did not want his name in print, told our correspondent on phone that the gunmen stormed the villages, on Thursday night, killing seven people before moving to the environs slaughtering seven people in an operation which lasted till 5:00am, on Friday. He said the gunmen arrived Jibwhiwhui at about 10:00 pm entering houses and picking residents and shooting them dead.
An indigene of the area resident in Maiduguri said he was told that the gunmen who came on motorcycles killed seven in Jibwhiwhui before moving to the nearby villages and killed another seven persons.