Boko Haram militants slaughter at least 43 farm labourers in northeastern Borno state, says local militia leader who helped survivors.
As the country gears up to celebrate its independence, many Nigerians wonder if the country is heading in the right direction.
Nigerian security sources confirm that the attack by suspected militants on the security convoy killed policemen, soldiers, government-backed militia members and civilians.
The suspected militants have thrown a grenade into a group of sleeping people inside the camp in the village of Nguetchewe.
An official said explosives that were fired from outside the city "landed on separate sites."
The blast occurred at Kalam in the Lake Chad region, which has been battered by attacks from militants crossing from neighbouring Nigeria.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack, though it comes not long after a splinter faction of Boko Haram warned civilians that they could be targeted if they helped humanitarian groups or the military.
Fighters from Daesh West Africa Province drove into remote Felo village in Gubio district in the early afternoon, shooting fleeing residents and running them over with their vehicles.
"Boko Haram terrorists" raid Blabrine military base in troubled Diffa region leaving another 10 soldiers wounded, defence ministry says in statement.
An autopsy carried out on four of the dead prisoners revealed traces of a lethal substance that had caused heart attacks in some of the victims and severe asphyxiation in the others, Chad's chief prosecutor said.
Officials say the death toll could climb after militants, who arrived on motorbikes and in cars, attacked a military base in the Gao region.
Nigeria's military said attacks by militants from Boko Haram and a splinter group affiliated with Daesh had "necessitated the contiguous nations of the Lake Chad basin to jointly launch this massive onslaught."
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