Boko Haram has killed eight persons in an attack on an Internally Displaced Persons' camp in Maiduguri, Borno State.
One of the villages which came under attack by Boko Haram terrorists in Borno State on October 31, 2018.
The army said it was an attempted attack at about 10pm.
At least 12 civilians were killed in multiple Boko Haram jihadist attacks targeting two villages and a camp for those displaced by the bloody conflict in northeastern Nigeria, civilian militia and residents told AFP Thursday.
He said that nine people were killed at Bularin IDP Camp and three others in the Kofa IDP Camp.
It followed a separate attack at nearby Kofa village, where female suicide bombers exploded and killed at least 16 people.
A United Nations report said "more than 27,000 people have been killed in the three states, thousands of women and girls abducted and children used as so-called "suicide" bombers, since the start of the conflict in 2009".
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He said the attack occurred on Wednesday night at about 8pm at Mallumti, Ngomari, Gozari villages and Kofa, all located near Dalori IDPs camp at the outskirts of Maiduguri city.
"Many villagers fled to the Dalori IDPs' camp, which led to an attack on the camp vicinity that claimed the lives of two IDPs, making a total of eight people dead", Garga added.
"The terrorists gained access through a bush path behind the village in four vehicles and some motorcycles".
At Dalori 2, which houses 10,000 people, the fighters engaged troops and civilian militia guarding the IDP camp in a shoot-out before overrunning the makeshift facility, civilian militia camp member Solomon Adamu said. The injured have been treated in the camp clinic while serious cases were evacuated to hospitals in Maiduguri. "An assessment team is on site to provide relief assistance to those affected".
"On sighting Nigerian Army troops that were mobilized to the area, they set some houses and the market ablaze and fled along Maiduguri-Bama Road".
"Troops are presently assisting the villagers who ran into the bush back to their homes while the Borno State Fire Service have contained the inferno".