Death in the attack by members of Islamist sect Boko Haram on Konduga, a Borno town, has risen to 62.
51 dead were counted on Tuesday, but 6 more bodies were found on Thursday with four persons reportedly dead from injuries at University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital (UMTH). The figure further rose to 62 on Friday as five corpses were retrieved from surrounding bushes of the town.
Speaking to journalists in Maiduguri, the District Head of Konduga, Zannah Masu Yale confirmed that five corpses were retrieved from surrounding bushes.
According to him, some members of the Konduga Volunteer Group retrieved five more bodies in the bush on Thursday; and buried them at the cemetery according to Islamic rites in the evening.
Meanwhile, hundreds of residents of the troubled town fled again on Friday, as the town nears been empty due to fear of further attacks. Residents are fleeing to Maiduguri, the state capital seeking refuge.