There are reports of civilians fleeing their homes following an attack by suspected Boko Haram insurgents on a community in Askira/Uba local government area of Borno state on Tuesday, January 5.

Houses at Womdeo village in Askira/Uba council of Borno state were reportedly set ablaze by the insurgents.

A fleeing resident, Musa Ishaiku told Daily Trust that hundreds of residents “are currently taking refuge in the bushes and hills without knowing the whereabouts of their love ones. They came at about 6:30 pm and started shooting from all angles, there was confusion as many parents could not find their children, we are on the hill now. Watching how are they currently burning down our houses.”

Another resident, Steve Mamza said;

” As I am speaking with you they are still in Womdeo village, walking free for about two hours now. Many of our people have fled to the adjoining community for safety. Our village is under attacks by Boko Haram