Nigeria: String of Islamic State (IS) jihadist attacks kills dozens of people in northeast
Jihadists reported to be linked to the Islamic State group killed dozens of people in the latest of a spate of bloody attacks in northeast Nigeria, local sources said Sunday.
Inhabitants of remote Goni Usmanti village told AFP that fighters gunned down 38 people in a raid on Saturday and set a truck ablaze killing an unknown number of passengers.
Separately, security sources and residents said the death toll from a second attack Saturday on the town of Monguno, 60 kilometres (40 miles) away, had risen to 15, including nine soldiers.
The killings are the latest in a spike of assaults by fighters believed to be from the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) faction after they massacred 81 people at a village in the area on Tuesday.