Suspected Islamists kill `at least 21` in NE Nigeria

At least 21 people were killed in a new attack by suspected Islamists in a village in northeastern Borno state, residents said Saturday.

AFP| Last Updated: Jul 25, 2015, 15:50 PM IST

Maiduguri: At least 21 people were killed in a new attack by suspected Islamists in a village in northeastern Borno state, residents said Saturday.

"The terrorists stormed Maikadiri around 9:00 am (0800 GMT Friday) and opened fire on helpless citizens," said resident Simon Templer.

"We counted 21 corpses," said another resident, Markus Ali. A police offier in the Borno state capital Maiduguri confirmed the attack.