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At least 45 dead in Boko Haram attack

By Agencies in Maiduguri, Nigeria ( China Daily ) Updated: 2014-11-22 08:43:38

At least 45 people were killed in a suspected Boko Haram attack in northeast Nigeria, officials and witnesses said on Thursday, in the latest violence to hit the restive region.

The attack happened in the village of Azaya Kura in the Mafa area of Borno state on Wednesday, said the caretaker chairman of the Mafa local government area, Shettima Lawan, calling it "wicked and despicable".

Village chief Mallam Bulama said, "We counted 45 bodies at the end of the attack."

At least 45 dead in Boko Haram attack

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