MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Authorities say an attack by the radical Islamic extremist network Boko Haram in northeast Nigeria has killed eight people.
The attack Monday night in Gwoza, a village in northeastern Borno state, saw fighters arrive in two trucks and open fire.
A security official later told The Associated Press that the Boko Haram gunmen killed seven civilians and a police inspector. The official spoke on condition of anonymity as he was not authorized to speak publicly with journalists.
Gwoza resident Umaru Yahuza said the fighting targeted a bank and the police station in the village.
Boko Haram is waging a guerrilla campaign of shootings and bombings across northern Nigeria. The nation’s weak central government has been unable to stop the attacks, despite deploying more police and soldiers.
Official Wire and AP
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