Suspected Boko Haram gunmen kill 2 in northern Nigeria

2015-07-22 14:35
A  screengrab taken from a video released by the Nigerian Islamist extremist group Boko Haram. (File: AFP)

A screengrab taken from a video released by the Nigerian Islamist extremist group Boko Haram. (File: AFP)

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Kano - Two people were killed and dozens of homes torched allegedly by Islamist terrorist group Boko Haram in northern Nigeria, the latest in a string of attacks that caused more than 430 deaths this month alone.

Numerous others were wounded when gunmen attacked the village of Buratai in Borno State late on Tuesday, local councillor Malam Isa Buratai told dpa via telephone.

"The insurgents came in after the army chief came to inspect the village. Many houses were set ablaze during the insurgents' operation," said Buratai.

Earlier this week, three people were killed and at least five wounded by a suicide bomber who exploded his car at a security checkpoint in Damaturu, the capital of neighbouring Yobe State.

Boko Haram, which seeks to establish a state with its very strict interpretation of Islamic law, has killed more than 14 000 people since 2009 in northern Nigeria.

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