At least six killed in Boko Haram attack near Nigeria's Maiduguri

August 12, 2015 7:30 PM

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MAIDUGURI At least six people have been killed during a raid by Boko Haram militants outside Nigeria's northeastern city Maiduguri, a police officer said on Wednesday.

The militants "were in Bale Mamman to rustle livestock at about 7:15 p.m. (2.15 p.m. EDT) on Tuesday. Residents alerted security forces ... but before the arrival of troops six persons were shot dead," police chief Aderemi Opadokun said.

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