Nigeria: Boko Haram gunmen kill 68 people in the village of Njaba
Suspected Boko Haram gunmen shot dead and slit the throats of 68 people — including children — in an attack on a village in Nigeria’s Borno state, according to survivors and vigilante sources.
The attackers then burned down the entire village of Njaba, the sources said.
Dozens of gunmen invaded the remote northeastern village before dawn Tuesday, singling out boys and girls between the ages of 13 and 19 and killing them alongside their parents, witnesses said.
Njaba village lies about 65 kilometers (40 miles) south of Maiduguri, the capital of Borno state.