Friday 23 August 2019

Suspected Islamists kill at least 30 in shooting at funeral

 

Men carry a victim to the funeral in Budu near Maiduguri on July 28, 2019. Photo: Audu Marte / AFP)AUDU MARTE/AFP/Getty Images
Men carry a victim to the funeral in Budu near Maiduguri on July 28, 2019. Photo: Audu Marte / AFP)AUDU MARTE/AFP/Getty Images

Chijioke Ohuocha

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.

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