Nothing less than 19 people were reported dead after Boko Haram terrorists attacked Mailari Village in Guzamala Local Government Area of Borno State.
The attack which also left over 40 houses razed, occurred at about 8pm on Sunday night.
The Commissioner of Police in Borno state, Mr Damian Chukwu, confirmed the attack to newsmen.
Mr Chukwu said the vigilante in the area had arrested a suspected member of the sect with an AK47 riffles few weeks ago, noting that the recent attack could be a reprisal one.
He however said the security operatives have since been deployed in the area to curtail the situation.