50 people killed in new Boko haram attack in dalori, Nigeria

50 people killed in new Boko haram attack in dalori, Nigeria

At least 50 people have been reported dead in north-eastern Nigeria in a gun and bomb attack by suspected Boko Haram militants.

Pictures from the village of Dalori show burned-out buildings and charred livestock.Fires from the burning village could be seen in the the city of Maiduguri, nearly 10km (six miles) away.

One witness reported hearing the screams of children as huts were set on fire. Other survivors say the shooting on Saturday evening continued for hours and left barely any parts of the village untouched.

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Residents said at least 50 people were killed, although a Reuters reporter counted 65 bodies at a hospital morgue.

Nigerian media reported that witnesses said the attackers arrived on motorbikes and in lorries and were wearing military uniforms,  Survivor Alamin Bakura told the Associated Press that he hid in a tree as the attackers struck on Saturday evening.

He said he saw militants firebomb huts and heard the screams of children as people were burnt to death. He said several members of his family were among those killed or wounded.

Boko Haram has also been blamed for deadly bomb attacks in neighbouring Chad on Sunday. Boko Haram's Islamist insurgency has claimed thousands of lives and displaced more than two million people over the past six years.

Recent attacks have involved suicide bombers targeting civilians in Nigeria's north-east and across the border in northern Cameroon. Cameroon is part of a regional coalition fighting the group, along with Nigeria, Niger, Chad and Benin.

 

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