Abadam is located on the verge of Nigeria-Niger border in the northern parts of Borno State.
Another source informed that the father of an unnamed prominent politician was among those killed in the attack.
Residents fled into the bush following sporadic gunshot by the insurgents.
“Many people in Shaffa have run into the bush according to the report I got from my people who fled into the bush,” the resident stated.
Shaffa had its dose of attack when Boko Haram killed at least 18 people, including a pastor.
“What we want to see on the ground is practical ceasefire, which has to come with immediate restoration of peace in the troubled areas.
“How are we even sure that it is the real Boko Haram that government has reached an agreement with.? I would have loved it if it is true but no one can explain what is happening,” Babagana, a resident of Buni Yadi, now residing in Damaturu, said.
He noted that nothing can be compared to peace.
“We’ve seen war and we are desperately in need of peace. We welcome the ceasefire if it is a genuine one,” he said Gwoza, Damboa, Bama, Gambouru, Ngala, Banki, Wulgo, Dikwa, Kirenoa, Marte in Borno State and Buni Yadi, Gulani, Goniri, Buni Gari and other dozen villages in Yobe State are under the control of Boko Haram insurgents.
shooting sporadically and setting some houses ablaze.
The source said: “The insurgents came in hundreds to attack our people. They shot at many people and burnt many houses in the village.
“It is difficult to say exactly those killed and the injured because we are still taking stock. Many villagers scampered to safety to avoid falling to the rampaging insurgents.
“The villagers were caught unawares because they were all hopeful that the ceasefire will work.”
He said: “The gunmen invaded the village in the afternoon and attacked people. We appeal to the Federal Government to ensure that the ceasefire agreement covers the withdrawal of Boko Haram fighters from the areas they are presently occupying.
“Many of our people are already displaced. The ceasefire will not be meaningful unless it paves way for
residents to return to their homes.”