Maiduguri - Survivors say militants screaming "God is great!" killed at least 12 civilians and set homes ablaze as they rampaged through a villagein Borno State, an area that has been attacked several times.
Villagers who trekked nearly 100km to Maiduguri said 30 Islamic extremists bearing guns and explosives rode into Sandiya village on Thursday in all-terrain vehicles and on motorbikes. The news came when survivors arrived on Saturday since cell phone service has been cut by the military.
Reports of similar attacks in neighbouring Yobe state could not be confirmed immediately. The area was tense on Sunday with increased military checkpoints and patrols.