At least, 29 people were reportedly killed and many injured when suspected members of Boko Haram attacked Dille community and other surrounding villages of Askira Uba Local Government Area of Borno state.
The incident, according to DAILY POST, took place at about 1pm last Monday when the terrorists in their number and armed with AK47 rifles and petrol bombs stormed Dille, shooting and bombing strategic places in the area.
Dille is a predominantly Christian community that had witnessed series of deadly attacks in recent times.
Nigerian Pilot recalls that on July 14, 2014, the terrorists invaded the same village and killed 14 residents, after which, they burnt down three churches including Church of Brethren in Nigeria, which has the highest number of worshipers in the area.
Also last week, another group of insurgents laid siege on Kopa Mai Kadir and Yazza villages of Askira Uba and killed 15 people before sacking the whole communities.
Residents who were lucky to escape from the attacks told our Correspondent that the insurgents invaded Dille with sophisticated weapons in a convoy of 5 Hilux vehicles and motorcycles where they wrecked havoc without confrontation as they shot at anyone on sight.
Mallam Paul Ali Dille, a resident who escaped the attack, said, the death toll would have been higher, but many residents who noticed the invasion of the terrorists had to run out of Dille to nearby bushes for their safety as there were no security presence.

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