15 killed in Boko Haram attack in NE Nigeria

At least 15 people were killed when terror group Boko Haram launched an attack on a town in Nigeria’s northeastern state of Borno, an official said on Saturday.

Usman Zannah, a lawmaker representing Borno in the national parliament, told Xinhua that scores of the Boko Haram militants in 11 vehicles stormed the town of Magumeri, about 40 km north of Maiduguri, capital of Borno, to wreak the havoc late Thursday.

According to Zannah, the dead victims included eight local militia members, six residents, and a security officer. Their bodies were recovered on Friday.

The gunmen had hit the town with anti-aircraft guns and various caliber of arms.

Ba’ana Liman, a local hunter, said the attack lasted several hours as hunters engaged the attackers with their locally-made guns.

The military has not confirmed the attack.