Five people were killed in a suicide bomb attack when Boko Haram raided a remote village in northeast Nigeria, a civilian militia member and the emergency services said Thursday.
Ibrahim Liman, from the Civilian Joint Taskforce (CJTF), said the attack happened at Belbelu village, near Kayamla, in the Konduga area of Borno state, at about 10:00 am (0900 GMT).
Gunmen stormed the village and one of the jihadists broke off and headed towards a grain silo, forcing members of the CJTF to open fire.
“They kept firing at them with their muskets from behind the fence while he kept advancing and also firing back with his AK-47,” Liman told AFP.
“When he got closer, he detonated the explosives wrapped around his body, killing four CJTF and wounding two others.
“A woman nearby was also killed. The attack forced the vigilantes to flee back…