Hundreds of fleeing residents of Shindifu, Kirbutu, Debiro, Shaffa, Tashan Alade communities and Azare the headquarters of Hawul local government area in Southern Borno Senatorial District have started returning back home to count their losses following a deadly armed Boko Haram invasion on Saturday evening.

These coordinated and simultaneous attacks come barely 48 hours after insurgents attacked a nearby community of Garkida town in Adamawa state, precisely on Christmas eve.

Unspecified number of civilians were killed and injured including a 90 -year old man name withheld who was killed with his house set ablaze in Shaffa town.

Another source revealed that scores of the insurgents were also killed as military airstrike engaged the insurgents, unfortunately, quite a number of Churches, shops, telecommunications masts and other private and public structures were razed down in the affected communities.