Abuja: At least 20 people were killed in early morning attacks on two separate villages in northeastern Nigeria`s Borno state, where the insurgency of Boko Haram is yet to dissipate, a security source and witness said Friday.
Bilal Mustapha, a member of the civilian joint task force formed by local people, said he witnessed the attack on Mbuta and Alkideow villages, located 30 km away from Maiduguri, the state capital, early Thursday, Xinhua news agency reported.
According to him, suspected Boko Haram fighters stormed the two villages on motorbikes and shot indiscriminately at local residents.
"They shot dead nine people at Mbuta village and 11 other people at Alkideow village. They also razed some houses," he said, a fact corroborated by a village head.