The Borno State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) on Wednesday confirmed that six persons were killed on Tuesday evening when Boko Haram struck at Moloi village in the outskirts of Maiduguri.
Usman Kachalla, the agency’s Head of Rescue Operation, who confirmed the incident to newsmen in Maiduguri, stated that 15 other persons sustained injuries from the attack.
He said, “the deceased included four females and two males, the women were burnt to death inside their homes as a result of the fire set to the houses by the insurgents.”
Kachalla added that two males were hit and killed by stray bullets while trying to escape the scene of the attack.
He said that the insurgents set ablaze and destroyed residential homes, market stalls and carted away food items in the area.
Kachalla said the attack had displaced hundreds of persons in the area but gave assurance that the agency would conduct an emergency assessment to support the victims.
NAN reports that the Nigerian Army had on Tuesday said that its troops successfully repelled attacks coordinated by Boko Haram insurgents in Moloi.
Brig. – Gen. Bulama Biu, the Acting General Commanding Officer (GOC) 7 Division and Commander Sector 1, Operation Lafiya Dole, said that gallant troops repelled the attack when the insurgents attempted to infiltrate Moloi community.
Biu called on the residents not to panic, saying that the situation was under control.