11 killed as Boko Haram attacks another Borno village

Eleven people have been killed in a late night attack in Jakana village, Kaga Local Government Area of Borno State, north east Nigeria as residents of Magumeri flee after rumour of an impending attack by Boko Haram.

Eye witness accounts say the attack which started yesterday night lasted up till 3:00am.

The gunmen are reported to have attacked the village with AK47 rifles, Rocket Propelled Launchers, Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) and petrol bombs.

This attack in Jakana is coming about 24 hours after at least 31 people were killed by the Boko Haram sect in Mafa Village, also in Borno State.

Meanwhile, reports of a rumor that Boko Haram will attack Magumeri, a town 45 kilometres away from Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, has gotten nearly three-quarter of the population fleeing the town.

A resident of the town told the BBC that rumours of an impending attack by Boko Haram were spread on Tuesday evening.

The Hausa service of the BBC also reports that most of the residents still in the city have not fled because they lack the means to do so.