Boko Haram attack leaves 5 dead in Nigerian village



At least five people have been killed and a village razed in an attack by Boko Haram extremists in the northern Nigerian Borno state.

Arriving in 10 trucks, Boko Haram militants stormed the village of Gasarwa near the garrison town of Monguno late Friday, setting homes on fire.

"Five people were killed in the arson, they included two elderly men and three children," Babakura Kolo, a militia leader in the Borno state capital Maiduguri said.

Militia defending the village said they were outnumbered and outgunned.

Militia member Ibrahim Liman said the attackers watched food supplies and livestock burn in the fire but made no attempt to loot.

Boko Haram has intensified its militancy in recent weeks, especially against military targets in which dozens of troops were believed to have been killed or gone missing.


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