April 6, 2015 / 3:52 PM / 4 years ago

Boko Haram disguised as preachers kill at least 24 in northeast Nigeria

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria - Islamist Boko Haram militants disguised as preachers killed at least 24 people and wounded several others in an attack near a mosque in northeast Nigeria’s Borno state, a military source and witness said on Monday.

The attackers arrived in cars late on Sunday and gathered people to a mosque in the remote village of Kwajafa, pretending to preach Islam. They then opened fire on them, witness Simeon Buba said.

Reporting by Lanre Ola; Writing by Alexis Akwagyiram; Editing by Tim Cocks and Alison Williams

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