At least 97 dead in Boko Haram attack in Nigeria: witnesses

Published July 2nd, 2015 - 04:41 GMT

Suspected Boko Haram militants in a northeastern Nigerian village killed at least 97 people, witnesses told AFP Thursday.

A local man from Kukawa village, who gave his name as Kolo, told AFP, "the attackers have killed at least 97 people," while a fisherman who also witnessed Wednesday's attack corroborated the figure.

Boko Haram has carried out a series of attacks in Nigeria in recent years, including one in which the militant group kidnapped 276 female students on the night April 14, 2014. Many of the girls are still missing.

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