Boko Haram fighters killed at least nine people in a latest attack in Nigeria’s northeastern state of Borno, a police source told Xinhua on Friday.
Throats of the nine people were slit by the terror group members who attacked Shani, a fairly populated town located about 240 km south of Maiduguri, capital of the northern Borno State on Wednesday night, the police source, who pleaded for anonymity, said.
The attack lasted for about five hours, according to the police officer.
Aminu Dauda, a local resident, also confirmed that the Boko Haram fighters went further to set fire on public buildings in the area, including the headquarters of divisional police in the town.
Shani, itself a district government headquarters in Borno, has in the past experienced less attacks by Boko Haram, a terror group which seeks to enshrine the Islamic Sharia law in the constitution of Nigeria.
Local residents claim there was no military presence in the area.
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