Suspected Boko Haram members on Christmas eve attacked Kwaranglum village in Chibok local government area of Borno state, killing six persons and abducting two women.
The insurgents were also said to have injured three other persons, in the villages few kilometres from Chibok, where they first gained their notoriety with the abduction of over 200 schoolgirls few years ago.
Borno State Commission for Poverty Alleviation, Mr. Nuhu Clark, an indigene of the area, told the governor of the attack.
Clark told journalists in Maiduguri on Wednesday that the insurgents invaded the village early Tuesday evening just about the time for Islamic sunset prayer time (around 6pm).
He said they shot sporadically, burnt
down a primary school and a carted away a large quantity of food stuff stored in a church premises, among others.
Reacting, Borno Governor, Prof. Babagana Umara expressed condolence to the entire people of Chibok local government arra over the sad attack on Christmas Eve.
The governor called on the people to continue to pray for peace and stability of the state. He noted that without peace and stability, there would not be development and progress.