At least 25 people have been killed in new suspected Boko Haram attacks in northeastern Nigeria, with many villagers also forced to flee their homes, residents say.
‘The terrorists stormed Maikadiri around 9am (on Friday) and opened fire on hapless citizens,’ resident Simon Templer said on Saturday.
‘They laid siege in daylight because there are no soldiers or police nearby,’ said another survivor, Markus Ali, adding: ‘We counted 21 corpses.’
The attackers ‘killed, destroyed and then fled,’ Ali said.
Two other villages close to Maikadiri in southern Borno state were also attacked, said Maina Ularamu, chief of the Madagali district.