Boko Haram insurgents have killed ten people, including four security personnel on boxing day, in Shaffa, Azare and Tashan Alade villages in Hawul local government area of Borno State.
The attack which started in Garkida led to the death of six people, while eleven others were killed on Christmas eve.
The development saw the state Governor, Babagana Zulum visit Hauwul local government on Sunday to condole with the people.
Naija News had earlier reported that members of the dreaded Boko Haram terrorist group on Saturday night attacked three communities of Hawul Local Government Area of Borno State.
The invaders came in their dozens to lunch a coordinated attack on Tashan Allade, Shaffa and Khiributu villages in Hawul Local Government Area
Residents of the area said they had knowledge of the attack on the 21st December 2020 and informed the security agencies.
“They came in six-gun trucks and burnt down five churches, and many houses in our villages,” Usman Audu said, adding “They also killed 10 people and injured many others. We all slept in the bush, including our aged parents.”
He said the assailants went from village to village.
“In Azare they burnt a police station and killed two policemen, a member of the civil defence and a vigilante,” Bulus James said.
“We recovered five dead bodies with gunshots on them from the bush, along with six women with gunshot injuries. They were all hit while trying to escape,” he added.
The attackers while at Tashan Alade forced residents to flee into the mountains.
“They burnt down three churches and houses; two people were also killed in Azare,” Kanadi, a resident said.