Hungry gunmen suspected to be Boko Haram insurgents attacked Kwarangilim village in Borno State on Tuesday.
The assailants were said to have invaded the village in Chibok Local Government Area of the state, in search of food to loot.
They also set houses ablaze while villagers were forced to escape to nearby bushes as the attack lasted for hours.
Troops of the 28 Task Force Brigade and the 117 Battalion of the Nigerian Army deployed in Chibok have since arrived the village to restore calm.
Kwarangilim is located about five kilometres to the Chibok Local Government headquarters
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