20 killed as Boko Haram in­vades vil­lage in Nige­ria

Asian Journal - - World -

Abuja: Twenty vil­lagers were killed when sus­pected Boko Haram fight­ers stormed a re­mote vil­lage in Nige­ria’s Borno state, shoot­ing spo­rad­i­cally and raz­ing houses, sur­vivors said. Throats of some lo­cal res­i­dents were grisly slit by the at­tack­ers on Mon­day, said Habib Yakubu, a sur­vivor of the in­ci­dent at De­biro vil­lage lo­cated in Hawul dis­trict of the restive Borno state, Xin­hua re­ported. He said women and chil­dren were killed in the at­tack, as the ram­pag­ing gun­men, who stormed the vil­lage in mo­tor­cy­cles and vans, shot in­dis­crim­i­nately at any­one in sight.

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