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Boko Haram kills 12 in Nigeria

Posted on Jul 25 2014 | IANS

Abuja, July 25 : At least 12 people were killed in a fresh Boko Haram attack on a remote village in Nigeria's Borno state, residents said Thursday.

The village head and 11 others were shot dead in the attack on Garubula village in Biu area of Borno, Usman Bunu, a resident who witnessed the onslaught, told Xinhua.

He said Boko Haram stormed the village late Wednesday, shooting sporadically and warning residents not to flee.

He added that a local security guard at the village head's palace was among the casualties.

A security official, who preferred anonymity, said the village head was rushed to a nearby hospital where he later died.

No arrest has been made so far, as the insurgents might have fled to a nearby forest, according to a security source.

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