According to officials, sixty five people have been reported dead at a funeral after Boko Haram Militants attacked funeral attendees at northeastern Nigeria.
The militants reportedly opened fire on the group of mourners who were returning from a funeral around Nganzai. Not less than 10 have been reported injured.
According to Nganzai Council Chairman, Muhammad Bulama, the attack was in response to the residents and local vigilantes who fought suspected Boko Haram militants during a pitfall on their village a few days ago and killed more than ten of them.
Reports cannot be proven clearly whether the Boko Haram was responsible for the attack but there have been several attacks by the militants in the Borno state areas, a known-place for terrorists in Nigeria.
Boko Haram: The Islamic State in West Africa or the Islamic State’s West Africa Province, formerly known as Jamā’at Ahl as-Sunnah lid-Da’wah wa’l-Jihād and commonly known as Boko Haram until March 2015, is a jihadist terrorist organization based in northeastern Nigeria, also active in Chad, Niger and northern Cameroon.