Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno has confirmed the killing of 81 persons by Boko Haram terrorists who invaded Faduma Koloram village in Gubio Local Government Area on Tuesday.
Zulum, disclosed this on Wednesday when he visited the scene of the attack to commiserate with survivors.
He said that 13 persons were injured while fleeing the attack, while seven others sustained various degrees of injury.
The governor also said that 49 of the deceased had already buried before his arrival, while 32 bodies of the victims had been taken away by their families.
Governor Zulum describe the attack as very unfortunate and the only positive option to end the massacre on the vulnerable communities was to dislodge the terrorists in their stronghold, in the shores of Lake Chad.
Zulum added that the state government on its part will adopt measures to protect the people from further attacks, including merging smaller communities with larger ones where they could be provided with effective security.
DANDAL KURA RADIO INTERNATIONAL reports that a mass burial was conducted for the deceased.