Two persons were killed by Boko Haram insurgents at Kuwa-Yangewa village on Maiduguri-Damboa Road in Borno state, the Nigerian army said on Saturday.
But reports indicate that the insurgents killed six farmers and abducted eight others who were harvesting their crops.
Acting General Officer Commanding (GOC) 7 Division, Brig.-Gen. Abdulamalik Biu, said the insurgents attacked a group of persons scavenging for leftover farm produce and killed two of them.
Biu disclosed that the troops deployed in the area rushed to the scene when one of the female victims reported to them.
The commander said he had visited the scene of the attack to appraise the situation, adding that normalcy had been restored to the area.
He said, “Some people went to the farms and Boko Haram insurgents attacked them, they butchered an elderly man and a youth.
“The wife to the elderly man ran and informed the troops, who rushed to the scene to save them. The insurgents fled on sighting the approaching troops.
“Only two persons were killed and no abduction in the attack.”