Boko Haram Attack Leaves 5 People Dead in Northeast Nigeria

Boko Haram Islamist militants attacked a village in northeastern Nigeria on Wednesday night, leaving at least five people dead and six others injured, local vigilante volunteers said.

The assailants arrived at Mainari village, about 20 kilometers (12.4 miles) southeast of Maiduguri, the Borno state capital, about 7:30 p.m local time and opened fire on the residents, said hassan Ibrahim, a member of the vigilante group in the area. Troops were alerted and they quickly deployed to the area and repelled the attack, he said.

Boko Haram has waged a campaign to impose its version of Shariah, or Islamic law, in Africa’s most populous country of about 180 million people.

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