The dreaded Islamist insurgents under the umbrella of the Boko Haram Islamist group on Thursday, December 18, 2014 attacked a village named Gumsuri which is not very far from Sambisa forest in Borno state.
About 32 persons were reported dead following the attack while no fewer than 185 people, including women and children were abducted and taken away in trucks towards Sambisa Forest, which is their base.
According to AFP, two local officials said that the local government was able to establish the number of those abducted through contacting families, ward heads and emirs.
Meanwhile, a vigilante leader Usman Kakani, based in Maiduguri, Borno State’s capital revealed that fighters who were in Gumsuri during the attack provided a figure of 191 abducted, including women, girls and boys.
It was learnt that the details of the attack took four days to come tolight due to the poor mobile phone networks and the bad road networks in the region.
Some survivors who fled the village said it was too dangerous to head directly to Maiduguri.
Confirming the incident, one of the survivors identified as Mukhtar Buba, who fled to Maiduguri, said, “After killing our youths, the insurgents have taken away our wives and daughters.”