Gunmen suspected to be members of the Boko Haram last night invaded shani, the headquarters of Shani local government area in Borno State opening fire on residents after setting several public and residential buildings on fire. 
It is not yet clear the number of casualties but an eyewitness said a number of people may have been trapped in the burning buildings. 
A resident of the area described the attack as devastating, adding that the terrorists arrived in a convoy of over twenty motorcycles carrying assault rifles and petrol bombs 
The divisional police headquarters in Shani was also destroyed in the attack.