Nigeria unrest: Fatal assault on village in Borno state

Boko Haram militants launched their insurgency in 2009 Image copyright Boko Haram Image caption Boko Haram, pictured right here in a propaganda video, has performed many assaults in Borno state

Suspected Islamist militants have stormed a village in north-east Nigeria, killing a number of folks.

Reports on the dying toll in Mailari, Borno state, differed. an area militia leader said six other people had died however a survivor stated as much as 19 were killed.

The militants ransacked and looted the village for 2 hours ahead of leaving, witnesses added.

The Boko Haram jihadist workforce has performed a lot of assaults in Borno state.

Militia chief Babakura Kolo instructed AFP news agency that the militants had arrived in vehicles past due on Saturday, firing weapons and rocket-propelled grenades.

Villager Aisami Grema mentioned that police stationed local had made no attempt to have interaction the combatants.

Another villager, Abatcha Umar, stated he was not sure if the militants have been members of Boko Haram or of the splinter workforce Islamic State in West Africa Province (Iswap).

He said militants have been noticed around the village 3 days ahead of the attack.

Boko Haram introduced its insurgency in 2009 with the aim of creating an Islamic caliphate in West Africa.

The warfare has reportedly left around 20,000 people lifeless and displaced at least two million.

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