As of the time of filing this report on Thursday the details about casualties were sketchy. However, the Borno State Commissioner of Police, Lawan Tanko, told journalists that the terrorists killed a policeman and injured several residents.
An unspecified number of residents were reportedly killed by the sect members, who carried out an house-to-house raid, slitting throats of residents in the siege that took over an hour in the early hours of Wednesday.
The insurgents were said to have attacked Banki, a border town with Cameroon, in the troubled Bama Local Government of Borno State.
Unfortunately, the mentioned attack was not the first on the town. The community has become vulnerable with the sacking of security agencies in the town.
According to the residents, who spoke with journalists in Maiduguri on Thursday, the attackers rode on motorcycles and Hilux Toyota vehicles into the town from nearby bushes, armed with sophisticated weapons.
They were said to have attacked and sacked the police station in order to take control of the town