Boko Haram ‘Kills 24 Nigerian Vigilantes In Ambush’
Suspected Boko Haram fighters have killed at least 24 members of a vigilante group in north-eastern Nigeria, security officials say.
They say another 34 people are missing after the attack near the town of Monguno in Borno state.
The officials said militants wearing army uniforms ambushed more than 100 vigilantes on Friday.
Attacks have increased recently despite a massive military deployment to areas worst affected by Islamist militants.
Nigeria’s army recently said it had killed Boko Haram’s leader Abubakar Shekau but this has not been confirmed.
The military has encouraged the formation of vigilante groups to help tackle the Islamists.