Nigeria: Male Suicide Bomber Attacks Tungushe Village in Borno

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At least five people were killed and six others injured in a night time Boko Haram raid and suicide attack on a village in northeastern Nigeria, residents told AFP on Saturday.

A male suicide bomber detonated his explosives among a group of residents sleeping in the open in Tungushe village in Borno state at about 12:15 am.

The blast was followed by indiscriminate gunfire from Boko Haram jihadists lurking in the dark, said Mustapha Muhammad, a civilian militia leader in the area.

Five people have been killed and six others injured in the attack, Muhammad said by telephone from the village, which lies six kiometres north of the Borno state capital Maiduguri.

Tungushe resident Umara Kyari, who gave similar casualty toll, said the attackers torched eight thatched houses and three vehicles before stealing about 100 cows. Fortunately he said all the cows returned to the village.

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