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Boko Haram kills 12 in Nigeria

IANS | Last Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014 - 02:52

Abuja: At least 12 people were killed in a fresh Boko Haram attack on a remote village in Nigeria`s Borno state, residents said Thursday.

The village head and 11 others were shot dead in the attack on Garubula village in Biu area of Borno, Usman Bunu, a resident who witnessed the onslaught, told Xinhua.

He said Boko Haram stormed the village late Wednesday, shooting sporadically and warning residents not to flee.

He added that a local security guard at the village head`s palace was among the casualties.

A security official, who preferred anonymity, said the village head was rushed to a nearby hospital where he later died.

No arrest has been made so far, as the insurgents might have fled to a nearby forest, according to a security source.

First Published: Friday, July 25, 2014 - 02:52

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