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Twenty people are said to have been shot dead by the suspected Boko Haram sect on Wednesday on a road outside a village in Nigeria’s northeast, Borno state, local sources said.

AFP reports that a large group of Boko Haram gunmen fleeing a military offensive on their camp in Nganzai district opened fire on four cars just outside Jingalta village, 70 kilometres (45 miles) north of Maiduguri, killing all 20 passengers inside, a vigilante and a villager said.

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“We received information of an attack by Boko Haram gunmen on four cars near Jingalta village where they shot dead all 20 occupants of the vehicles before setting the cars ablaze,” said Babakura Kolo, a member of a local vigilante group assisting the military in fighting the Islamic sect in Maiduguri.


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