June 26, 2019 / 1:09 PM / a month ago

Islamist insurgents kill at least 20 civilians in northeast Nigerian village -security agent, source

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (Reuters) - Islamist insurgents killed at least 20 civilians in a northeast Nigerian village, a government-allied vigilante who helped evacuate corpses and a security source said on Wednesday.

The militants struck the village of Ngamngam in Borno state, near the border with Niger, on Tuesday, said Bakura Kachallah, a member of the pro-government vigilante group Civilian Joint Task Force.

A security source, requesting anonymity because they were not authorised to speak to media, confirmed the attack and death toll.

Reporting by Maiduguri Newsroom and Paul Carsten in Abuja; Editing by Toby Chopra

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