Insurgents moving in convoy on Saturday attacked a village few kilometers away from Askira Uba town.
An eye witness said the attackers suspected to be members of the Boko Haram group carried assault rifles and gained access into the town ‘smoothly’ on Saturday evening.
According to the witness, the attackers pressed toward the village with determination and did not encounter resistance.
The insurgents were said to have performed the Adhan (Muslim call to prayer) loudly in the village, the witness added.
There were conflicting reports on casualty figures and whether or not the insurgents have fled.