Boko Haram, a terrorist group, based in Africa on Saturday killed 23 people in Borno state in Nigeria’s restive northeast after they attended a funeral prayers.
Around 10:30 GMT, the attackers came on three motorbikes and opened fire on a group of men who were coming back from a funeral in Nganzai district near the state capital Maiduguri.
“Our men recovered 23 dead bodies from the scene of the attack, which happened this morning,” said Mustafa, local boy.
The men were returning to Badu Kuluwu from nearby Goni Abachari village where they had attended funeral prayers for a relative, he added.
Local hunters and militia recovered the bodies after survivors returned to the village and alerted them, Nganzai resident Saleh Masida told media.
Boko Haram fighters have been repeatedly attacking Nganzai district. The decade-long conflict has spilled over into neighbouring Chad, Benin, Niger and Cameroon, claiming about 27,000 lives and forcing more than two million people to flee their homes.