Agence France-PresseApril 6, 2014 12:18
Boko Haram militants attacked a village in restive northern Nigeria, killing 17 people and setting houses and cars alight, the local government said Sunday.
Among the dead were Muslim worshippers shot as they prayed in the village mosque, said Abdullahi Bego, spokesman for the governor of the troubled state of Yobe.
"The gunmen are Boko Haram people, it was the same pattern of attacks they are known for," he told AFP.
"They also burnt several houses and many vehicles before fleeing," he said.