Suspected Boko Haram kills at least 40 in Nigeria
- Web Desk
- Nov 01, 2023
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (Reuters): At least 40 people were killed in Nigeria’s Yobe state between Monday and Tuesday after suspected Boko Haram militants shot at villagers and set off a land mine, in the first major attack on the northern eastern state in 18 months, the police said on Wednesday.
The attack happened at about 8:30 pm (1930 GMT) on Monday, at Gurokayeya village, Gaidam local government in Yobe State, the state’s police spokesperson Abdulkarim Dungus said.
He said gunmen opened fire on villagers killing at least 17 people and that on Tuesday a land mine exploded killing at least 20 villagers who were returning from burying victims of the previous attack.
The Islamist group has been killing and abducting villagers in Borno state, a hotbed for militancy that has been the epicentre of a 14-year war on insurgency in Nigeria.