According to reports, Boko Haram terrorists burnt children alive during a recent attack in Dalori, Borno State.
A survivor told Associated Press that he heard the screams of children burning to death after the insurgents attacked the village on Saturday, January 30, 2016.
The attack, which involved shooting, burning and explosions from three suicide bombers reportedly lasted four hours without any intervention from the military.
“We were helpless as no one came to our aid when the insurgents struck on Saturday night. I am still mourning as I lost 11 persons in the siege. At present, I am still looking for five of my children, who went missing during the attack,” a resident, Mallam Abba Dalori told Punch.
Another resident, Imam Ibrahim said the insurgents “dressed like military personnel and opened fire on everybody.’’
“All our wives and children were brutally killed; our livestock were equally consumed in a great inferno that engulfed the village,” Ibrahim said.
The attack left 86 persons dead according to Mohammed Kanar, the area coordinator of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), while 62 others sustained injuries.
Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari has responded to the incident saying that the terrorists are determined to embarrass the Nigerian government