Terrorist sect reportedly behead 23 in Northern Nigeria

Gunmen suspected to be members of Boko Haram terrorist sect have beheaded 23 people and set fire to homes in Buratai, northeast Nigeria, reports say.


A federal lawmaker representing the area told AFP that the attack took place on the eve of the Presidential elections, March 27, 2015.

"There was an attack on Buratai late Friday by gunmen suspected to be insurgents....They beheaded 23 people and set homes on fire," Mohammed Adamu, who represents the town some 200 kilometres (125 miles) from Borno's capital Maiduguri told AFP.

"At least half the village has been burnt," he added.

There are not more details on the attack as at the time of this report but many have likened it to Boko Haram’s past attacks as it is consistent with the terrorists strike pattern.

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