Boko Haram Gunmen on Horseback Kill 26 People in Nigeria's North

Suspected Boko Haram gunmen riding on horseback killed at least 26 people in an attack on Nigerian villages in the northeastern state of Borno, according to a member of a local vigilante group, Haruna Abubakar.

The attackers looted from homes and shops and stole livestock during the raid on Monday in the villages of Kolori and Ba’ana Imam, Abubakar said by phone. Residents fled to the nearby town of Biu, he said.

The area is adjacent to the Sambisa forest, a hideout for the militant group, which has been waging a six-year insurgency to establish a harsh version of Islamic law that has left thousands of people dead.

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