No fewer than 19 persons were, Sunday, killed at Malari village, Borno State, by Boko Haram insurgents.
An aid worker at IDPs, in Monguno, said hundreds of survivors from villages in the area have fled to the IDPs camp.
Abatcha Umar, a witness,said the attack took place in the early hours of Sunday, said he counted 19 bodies, including that of his younger brother.
He added that ”Residents informed soldiers stationed in the nearby town of Gudumbali after militants were seen at the village, but no action was taken.
An aid worker at the camp put the death toll at 63.
Boko Haram fighters, according to Reuters, reportedly arrived in trucks firing guns and rocket-propelled grenades.
Meanwhile, Nigerian Army has denied media reports that it lost over 50 soldiers to Boko Haram terrorists.
The Army said the false report, was one of the many strategies of the Boko Haram terrorists to deceive public.
Director of Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Texas Chukwu, in an interview,insisted that troops in the North East were intact .
Furthermore,Chukwu particularly pleaded with the mainstream media not to believe stories that terrorists were planting in some social media platforms.