It was a terror-stricken Christmas in the Northern parts of the country on Friday.
As Boko Haram killed at nothing less than 17 people and set two churches ablaze in two separate attacks in the Northern part of Nigeria.
Boko Haram Hoodlums attack in Borno State
Boko Haram hoodlums struck on Thursday evening at Pemi, a predominantly Christian community in Borno State.
It was gathered that the terrorists came from nearby Sambisa forest in trucks and motorcycles, shooting mercilessly.
With joy they set ablaze two churches in the area, killed at least 11 people and abducted a priest.
They also looted food items that were to be distributed to residents to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ and Christmas.
Medical supplies from a dispensary were also looted by the Boko Haram Hoodlums. Without bulging, they also set the building ablaze after carting away the medical supplies.
In a bid to stay alive, many residents fled into the bush for safety during the attack.
It was gathered that, there were fears that death toll could rise as many people were still unaccounted for.
A resident said the Christmas Eve attack was the second in a year.
”These people have kept attacking us without any cause”
“You could recall that last year the same thing happened”
“They target people when we are cooking and that is when they would come to kill, destroying and stealing all our Christmas foods. It is frustrating,” he lamented.
However, when top security source confirmed the incidents, they claimed six persons were killed and not seven.
Meanwhile, Pemi is only 20 kilometres from Chibok where the terror sect kidnapped more than 200 schoolgirls six years ago.
In this season of love, the people of Pemi were visited by the Boko Haram Hoodlums without mercy but terror.
Boko Haram Hoodlums in Adamawa
The Boko Haram Hoodlums also attacked Garkida in Gombi Local Government Area of Adamawa State almost at the same time as that of Pemi. Meaning they were operating simultaneously with a well planed layout on attacks.
Six people were feared to have been killed in the attack.
One of the victims was said to be a policeman who was in town on a visit to his family.
The Boko Haram Hoodlums were said to have arrived the town in several gun trucks and launched the attack that lasted for several hours.
With gunshots raging, the Boko Haram Hoodlums descended on buildings, attacking the occupants and setting it ablaze.
It was gathered that the Boko Haram Hoodlums burnt dozens of equipment and 19 vehicles belonging to a construction firm.
The Boko Haram Hoodlums reportedly went away with three persons while many other residents fled to the mountains for safety.