Suspected Boko Haram terrorists have killed five people in an attack on Azur village, Damboa local government area of Borno State.
The terrorists stormed the village early Thursday, shooting and burning down houses.
They also helped themselves to food items and livestock in the community.
A resident said three members of the local vigilante group were killed along with two other persons.
The insurgents had earlier in the week ambushed a group of workers including staff of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and their soldier escorts in the state, killing up to 40 people in the process.