‘Boko Haram’ kills 48 in more raids in Nigeria: witnesses, lawmaker

Maiduguri (Nigeria) (AFP) – Suspected Boko Haram militants gunned down 48 Muslim worshippers in two northeastern Nigerian villages, witnesses and a lawmaker said Thursday, shortly after some 100 people in the same region died in a similar attack.

“The Boko Haram gunmen killed 48 men and injured 11 others in the attack,” local lawmaker Mohammed Tahir said of the Wednesday raid in the flashpoint Borno state.

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