Nigeria: 81 people killed in a bloody attack by suspected Boko Haram militants in a village in northeast
At least 81 people were killed in an attack on a village by suspected Boko Haram militants in northeast Nigeria, the Borno state government said in a statement released to CNN Wednesday.
Residents said the men attacked the village in armored tanks and trucks filled with guns, according to the government’s statement.
Seven people, including the village head, children and women, were abducted from the Faduma Kolomdi community, described as a nomadic town in northern Borno.
Residents reported that the men gathered the villagers on Tuesday morning and started shooting in the incident which lasted several hours.
One of the villagers who survived the onslaught told the authorities that the attackers came under the cover of being Islamic teachers.
“They gathered us and said they wanted to deliver religious sermon to us. They asked us to submit whatever arm we had. Some villagers gave up their … guns, bow, and arrows.