Borno state Governor, Babagana Zulum, has visited Auno community, where 30 persons were killed and 18 vehicles including 8 trucks loaded with goods, were razed by attacking boko haram fighters on sunday night.
According to eye witness accounts, the insurgents also abducted a number of women and children.
Mr Zulum sympathised with the victims, assuring them of his and President Buhari’s commitment towards fighting insurgency.
The incident occured at a military checkpoint where commuters are not allowed to pass after 5 pm and the victims were caught unawares by the fighters around 10 pm.
Reports said corpses are still being brought into hospitals in Maiduguri for identification.