A group of armed men suspected to be members of the Boko Haram sect have sacked Gudumbali town, the Local Government Headquarters of Guzamala Local Government Area of Borno State.
Gudumbali is home to nearly 3,000 persons relocated by the Theatre Command Operation Lafiya Dole and the Borno State government in June this year after four years of displacement in the heat of the insurgency.
One of the residents of the town told reporters that the attackers looted food items and reportedly carted away with about five gun trucks.
Many are feared dead in the attack which occurred on Friday evening while food items were being distributed to the civilian population.
Some soldiers were reportedly dislodged by the assailants and are said to be taking refuge in a nearby military location at Damasak.
The troops are, however, on a red alert as the activities of the armed group have increased recently around the lake region in the northern part of the state.