Boko Haram kills 43 in Nigerian town

Militant group reportedly kills 43 people in Nigerian town of Gubio

Photo by: Reuters
Photo by: Reuters

Updated Jul 28, 2015

Boko Haram militants have killed at least 43 people in an attack in the town of Gubio in Nigeria’s Burno province, witnesses told Anadolu Agency on Tuesday.

Armed militants stormed Gubio, a town about 85 kilometres away from provincial capital Maiduguri, on Saturday, a resident has told the agency.

The attack is the latest in northeastern Nigeria’s Borno province, which Boko Haram targeted several times in the past.

More than 400 houses and several public buildings have been burnt by the group, residents said.

Boko Haram pledged its allegiance to ISIS in March.

The group started a military campaign in northern Nigeria in 2009.

Nigeria is Africa’s most populous nation with a GDP of $522 billion.

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