Boko Haram kills 7 villagers in Nigeria

Boko Haram jihadists have killed seven villagers in a dawn raid in Nigeria’s restive northeast.

Local militia today said gunmen in trucks and on motorcycles late yesterday attacked Munduri, a village north of Borno state capital Maiduguri, firing guns and rocket-propelled grenades.

According to resident Abdullahi Bunu, the attackers seized seven people and beheaded them before setting fire to the entire village.

Those who were decapitated were the village chief and his wife.

Boko Haram has intensified its armed campaign in recent weeks, including against military targets in which dozens of troops are believed to have been either killed or missing.

The rebels have split into two groups and it was not immediately clear which was behind the latest attack.

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