Suspected Islamists kill at least 30 in shooting at funeral
Suspected Boko Haram Islamists have killed at least 30 people in a shooting at a funeral in Nigeria's north-eastern Borno state, a security source and a resident said yesterday.
Borno is the epicentre of the Boko Haram and related Islamic State in West Africa (ISWA) insurgency. The conflict has lasted a decade, during which time the militants have killed thousands and millions have fled from their homes in the region.
A security source said the Islamists stormed the village on motorbikes and in vans. They also attacked another village, with unknown casualties, the source said.