At least 45 people including children have been killed as Boko Haram militants attacked Njaba village in Borno state.
According to witnesses, the terrorists attacked the town from all sides shooting people that were trying to flee the town.
The village is close to the town of Damboa.
According to a Vigilante leader Ali Mulai, the attack began at about 5:00 am.
“The victims included boys and girls between the ages of 13 and 19 and other older residents who were either shot dead or slaughtered,” he said.
The president of Chad said Wednesday that his forces know the location of Boko Haram chief Abubakar Shekau, and called on Shekau to surrender or be killed.
President Idriss Deby spoke in the Chadian capital, N’djamena, during a joint news conference with the visiting president of Niger, Mahamadou Issoufou. Both leaders vowed that Boko Haram will be defeated.
Deby said Shekau narrowly escaped when Chadian forces liberated the Nigerian town of Dikwa from Boko Haram on Tuesday. Deby said if Shekau does not surrender, Shekau will suffer the same fate as the insurgents who died in the town.
Chad, Niger and Cameroun entered the war after the militants, who are purportedly fighting to establish a caliphate in the Northeast of Nigeria seized a multinational base in Baga, Borno state.