An attack by Boko Haram Terrorists on Auno Road in Borno State have left at least 30 people dead with many children and women abducted.
The fresh attacks followed a directive from #ISIS caliph al-Hashimi, which instructed the intensification of attacks especially on Christians in the region.
According to the AFP, the terrorists are currently occupying farms and villages along the Biu highway in preparation for further attacks.
The jihadists stormed in on trucks mounted with heavy weapons, killing, burning and looting before kidnapping women and children, state government spokesman, Ahmad Abdurrahman Bundi, said.
They aimed at travellers, who had stopped for the night and torched vehicles.
He said, “The attackers killed not less than 30 people who are mostly motorists and destroyed 18 vehicles.”
The attack, some 25 kilometres west of Maiduguri, occurred in an area where fighters from the Islamic State West Africa Province have been active, mounting roadblocks to target security forces and civilians.