Extremists slit throats of 44 in northeast Nigeria
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) - Suspected Islamist extremists killed at least 44 villagers in continuing attacks in an Islamic uprising in northeast Nigeria, an official said.
The official of the National Emergency Management Agency said the attackers hit Dumba village in Borno state before dawn on Tuesday and slit their victims' throats - a new strategy since gunfire attracts security forces.
He said the attackers gouged out the eyes of some victims who survived.
The official spoke on Saturday on condition of anonymity because he is not allowed to give information to reporters.