State police commissioner Aderemi Opadokun confirmed the attack but gave a lower toll, saying seven people had been killed.
The attack began when the Takfiri militants stormed the village and started to open fire on people and burn houses.
He said that security agents had already commenced investigations on the issue.
Nigerian Air Chief Marshall Alex Badeh, who was fired by President Muhammadu Buhari this month together with your complete army prime brass, stated troops additionally lacked motivation, reported.
According to an army statement said on Sunday, at least 178 people had been rescued by the Nigerian troops from Boko Haram.
Abuja – The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has pledged to offer more support to the Army as efforts intensify to eliminate the Boko Haram sect in the northeast.
Boko Haram (recently renamed Iswap) fights against Western influence in Nigeria and aims to impose its version of Sharia law in the country.
Boko Haram has staged a string of strikes – often by female bombers – targeting markets in Nigeria, Chad and Cameroon that have killed and wounded scores in the past month.
Backed by the African Union, the regional force comprises 3,200 soldiers from Nigeria, 3,000 from Chad, 950 from Cameroon, 750 from Niger and 750 from Benin.
Though no one has yet claimed responsibility for the attack, the region is a hotbed of Boko Haram activity.
Leadership reports that the development was sequel to the ongoing operations to clear Boko Haram terrorists in its area of operations. “There is nobody in Gamboru”, he told AFP.
BENIN President Thomas Boni Yayi apologised to the Netherlands for a corruption scandal involving Dutch aid money and said the authorities are prosecuting those involved.