Governor Babagana Zulum was told by the survivors of Bokoharam in Gubio LGA that the terrorists disguised themselves to be Islamic religious scholars, at the end they collected weapons from herders, and murdered 81 residents.
The survivor said he called for help from nearby villages and buried 31 of the 81 victims of the attack in mass graves. He told the governor that in addition to 81 people who died, 13 people were injured and 7 others were kidnapped Tuesday raid.
The survivor explained that the armed men pretended as if they came to educate the community, of which they collected the herder’s weapons shot all of them, including children and kidnapped seven civilians and stole their livestock.
Governor Zulum, who became angry urged the military to start a final offensive to stop the terrorist on the shore of Lake Chad.
However, President Major-General Mohammed Buhari (retired) described the attack as shocking.
A statement by Garba Shehu, the senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity, said the murder was one of the most brutal terrorist attacks on innocent civilians in the northeast.
In condemning the incident, Buhari demanded that the armed forces should continue to maintain “the series of recent successes against terrorists to extract a heavy price from attackers, and bring back all their abductees and a large number of cattle they rustled.”