No fewer than sixty person were on Saturday killed by gunmen in Nganzai Local Government Area of Borno State.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that insurgents on a reprisal mission attacked Badu village in Nganzai Local Government Area of Borno and killed over 60 persons and wounded 11 others.
The chairman of the local government council, Muhammad Bulama, who spoke on the incident on Sunday, said the insurgents had recently attacked Badu village but they were repelled by the villagers and members of the vigilante group.
“The villagers resisted the attack, killed 11 insurgents and recovered 10 AK-47 rifles in the encounter.
“On Saturday at about 11:40 a.m., the insurgents came on a reprisal mission, attacked mourners at a grave yard, killed over 60 persons and injuring 11 others,” he added.