25 PEOPLE KILLED IN SUSPECTED BOKO HARAM ATTACK ON NIGERIAN VILLAGE
People pack what's left of their belongings following an attack at the Sajeri village on the outskirts of the Borno state capital, Maiduguri.Getty Images
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria — Victims’ relatives said suspected Boko Haram extremists attacked a village in northeastern Nigeria, killing at least 25 people who had just returned home from a wedding.
Rebecca Malgwi said two of her brothers-in-law were killed in the attack on Kuda-Kaya village in Adamawa state on Monday night.
She said the attackers went from house to house, and that many people could not escape because the shooting came from all directions.
Former local government official Yahaya Muhammed confirmed that 25 people were killed.
While there was no immediate claim of responsibility, Boko Haram is known for attacking villages in the area. The insurgent group is also active in neighboring Niger, Chad and Cameroon.