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Dozens killed in suspected Boko Haram attack in Borno

06 March 2015, 07:02

Maiduguri - At least 45 people were killed by suspected Boko Haram militants at dawn on Tuesday in a remote village in Borno state, military sources and authorised vigilante groups told Reuters.

The insurgents started shooting into houses in Njaba at about 5:30 a.m. (0430 GMT), a military source in Maiduguri said on Thursday. The village is close to the town of Damboa and about 100 km (60 miles) south of state capital Maiduguri.

"The attack was not immediately known because the village is very remote and our men couldn't access the area," the source said.

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The army also repelled an attack on Tuesday on the town of Konduga, southeast of Maiduguri in Borno, a military source and residents said. No death toll could be ascertained.

On Thursday evening, the army also pushed back an attack on the town of Ngamdu, on the road to Damaturu, capital of neighbouring Yobe state, two military sources said. It was too early to determine the number of casualties, they added.

A senior local government official in Damboa about 20 km from Njaba, who declined to be named, said that most of the victims were teenagers

- Reuters


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