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Boko Haram Militants Attack Funeral, Kill 60 Mourners

By AFP

Boko Haram gunmen on Saturday killed about 60 mourners in Borno state in Nigeria’s restive northeast after they attended a funeral, local militia and residents said.

At around 1030 GMT, the attackers on three motorbikes opened fire on a group of men as they walked back from a funeral in Nganzai district near the state capital Maiduguri, local militia leader Bunu Bukar Mustapha said.

“Our men recovered about 60 dead bodies from the scene of the attack, which happened this morning,” Mustapha told AFP.

The men were returning to Badu Kuluwu from nearby Goni Abachari village where they had attended funeral prayers for a relative, Mustapha said.

A Nganzai district official confirmed both the incident and death toll.

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