Imam Burnt Alive, 14 Others Killed As Boko Haram Attacks Borno Villages

An Imam and four members of his family were on Wednesday burnt alive after suspected members of Boko Haram insurgent group attacked his village, Kofa, Borno state.

The insurgents also killed eight people in Abba Malumti village and two peoples in Dalori II IDP camp.

It was learnt that while residents fled the village during the attack, the cleric and his family had stayed behind.

Witnesses also said many others who fled the villages might have drowned in a river.

Security operatives on the ground were faced with superior firepower and outnumbered as over 200 insurgents reportedly came for the attack.

The police is yet to issue a statement on the incident.