Six killed as gunmen launch attack on village
Gunmen on camels and horses killed six people in a village in north-east Nigeria, a region beset by extremist attacks. “Armed bandits” launched a predawn attack on Thursday on Aljannaru, a village in Adamawa state, before encountering a local self-defence group, police spokesman Suleiman Nguroje said. They “clashed with some hunters, which led to the killing of six [people]”, Mr Nguroje said. Bandit attacks in northern Nigeria have increased in recent years, targeting remote areas and livestock. Villages in southern Adamawa have also been attacked by Boko Haram militants, leading to an increase in self-defence groups to fight them.