Maiduguri – At least 17 people were killed and
dozens abducted by suspected Boko Haram
militants in a series of attacks on Thursday in
Borno State, the head of a local administration
said on Sunday.
“Seventeen persons were killed by the assailants
after last Thursday’s attack on Ndongo
community,” Alhaji Shettima Maina, head of Mafa
Local Government, told journalists in Maiduguri.
“We buried the remains of the victims in Mafa on
The attack marks the latest in a series of attacks
by suspected Boko Haram militants in northern
Nigeria despite the announcement of a ceasefire
by the Nigeria government and ongoing
negotiations with the group in neighbouring