Five Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) were slaughtered on Sunday by Boko Haram terrorists in Damboa local government area of Borno state.
Reports say the incident happened when the victims went in search of firewood outside Damboa town on Sunday morning.
This is coming three months after the terrorists group slaughtered 76 farmers in rice fields near the village of Zabarmari, a few kilometers to Maiduguri, the state capital.
A member of local vigilante group, Abu Damboa, told journalists that they began to search for the missing IDPs after their families reported them to be missing.
He said: “We got the report that some IDPs were missing. So, we swung into action but later found five of them beheaded two kilometers away from the scene where they were falling trees.
“It was disheartening to see fellow human beings slaughtered like animals, they were all displaced persons.”
However, a humanitarian confirmed the incident but said eight IDPs were missing.
“Information received was that eight IDPs who went in search of firewood outside Damboa town some 6-8kms were abducted,” he said.
“Five dead bodies out of the eight missing IDPs were recovered this morning,” a humanitarian source revealed.”
He said the victims have been buried.