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At least 20 killed in Nigeria village attacks: security source

Updated: 2015-02-13 21:39

ABUJA - At least 20 people were killed in early morning attacks on two separate villages in northeastern Nigeria's state of Borno, where the insurgency of Boko Haram is yet to dissipate, a local security source and witness said on Friday.

Bilal Mustapha, a member of the civilian joint task force formed by local people, said he witnessed the attack on Mbuta and Alkideow villages, located 30 km away from Maiduguri, the state capital early Thursday.

According to him, suspected Boko Haram fighters stormed the two villages on motorbikes and shot indiscriminately at distraught local people.

"They shot dead nine people at Mbuta Village and 11 other people at Alkideow Village. They also razed some houses," he narrated in an account also corroborated by a local village head.

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