Boko Haram raid town in Nigeria's Borno state, at least 12 dead

March 10, 2015 3:37 PM

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MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (Reuters) - Suspected Boko Haram militants attacked the town of Ngamdu in Nigeria's northeast Borno state early on Tuesday, killing about a dozen people, witnesses and a security source said.

The town, which has been hit several times by militants, lies on the border of Borno and Yobe states. Borno is the heartland of Boko Haram's six-year insurgency, which aims to carve out an Islamic state.

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