Those 68 casualties came from Baanu village on Friday night while locals said another 11 people were shot in Karnuwa and Hambagda on Saturday and Sunday.
The attack was only reported after the arrest over the weekend in Lagos, economic capital of southern Nigeria, of 12 suspected Boko Haram militants.
Boko Haram kidnapped about 276 schoolgirls from their dormitory in Chibok town, Borno State, in April past year, and after a few managed to escape, 219 remain in captivity.
Kinfolk of over 200 Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram mark 500 days because the abductions with hope dwindling for his or her rescue regardless of a renewed push to finish the armed group’s riot.
“I have raised an emergency committee to hurriedly travel to the village tomorrow (Sunday) to provide relief assistance so that the survived ones do not perish along with the dead bodies in Badu village of Nganzai Council”.
While the governments of Nigeria and Chad have retaken much of the territory that Boko Haram had claimed, the group has continued to pull off devastating attacks, including recent suicide bombings where children or teens have been used as the bomber.
Twelve members of the Islamist militant group have been arrested in Lagos, Nigeria’s intelligence agency says.
Sources speaking with SaharaReporters have said that Boko Haram terrorists arrived to the remote village of Baanu in Nganzal Local Government Area (LGA) on motorcycles and horses killing at least at least sixty civilians, injuring many others, and burning down the entire village.
“This followed the rounding up of notable commanders and frontline members of the notorious group from different parts of the country“.
The militants were sentenced to death for crimes including murder and the use of explosives.
Those arrested include cell leaders, some of whom admitted to involvement in suicide attacks, he said.
“Both cities from an operational and strategic perspective for Boko Haram would make sense to be targeted, because it would be hitting at Nigeria’s political and respective economic heartland”, Cummings said.
“The issue of Boko Haram insurgency in the North East sub-region of this country is not based on either religion or ethnicity”.
The six-year-old Islamic uprising has killed an estimated 20,000 people.