Suspected Boko Haram militants attack Nigerian border town

November 24, 2014 6:44 PM

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MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (Reuters) - Suspected Boko Haram militants attacked a Nigerian border town in the restive northeast on Monday, setting fire to houses and killing an unknown number of people, witnesses and government sources said.

Hours after the raid started on Damasak, gunmen still roamed the area, with many locals seeking to flee into neighboring Niger, just to the north of the town.

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