The attacks are said to have occurred in Dasa and Duwabayi villages in the Monguno Local Government Area between Monday, November 14 and Tuesday, 15, according to Premium Times.

“We received the sad information from our colleagues operating in Monguno who said on Monday that gunmen attacked Dasa, a village about 3km away from Monguno during which they killed nine persons,” a local vigilante, Abbas Gava said.

“On Tuesday night, again, the gunmen went to attack Duwabayi, another village not far away from Dasa, where they killed 13 persons – making it a total of 22 dead casualties. The gunmen who stormed the villages in large numbers ensured that they burnt down every building in the two villages,” he added.

Gava also said that members of his vigilante group arrested a top Boko Haram commander in the area and handed him over to security officials.

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The attack is yet to be confirmed by the necessary authorities.