Scores Feared Killed By Boko Haram In Nigeria’s Northeast

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Scene of Saturday’s carnage. (Photo: AP)

Suspected Boko Haram fighters have attacked and killed scores of villagers leaving a funeral in north-eastern Nigeria, in what has been described as a reprisal attack, the deadliest this year. Over 60 people are feared to have lost their lives in the attack on Saturday, which also left 11 others wounded.

According to the Associated Press, quoting Bunu Bukar, secretary of the Borno Hunters Association – a self-defence group – the fighters, riding on motorbikes, swooped on villagers returning from offering funeral prayers for a relative. Bukar said his colleagues had recovered nearly two dozen dead bodies.

 

Story & Photo Source: Associated Press.

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