Up to 150 people were drowned in a river or shot dead fleeing Boko Haram gunmen who raided a remote village in Nigeria's northeastern Yobe state, locals said on Tuesday.
"Boko Haram gunmen attacked our village on Thursday which led to the deaths of around 150 people. Most of the victims died in the river while trying to escape," Kukuwa-Gari resident Bukar Tijjani told AFP.
News of the attack took five days to emerge because the militants have destroyed telecommunications masts around the village, 50 kilometres (30 miles) from Yobe State capital Damaturu, since the insurgency began in 2009.
GMT 17:24 2017 Saturday ,29 AprilMerkel says 'no one is allied' against Britain
GMT 16:00 2017 Saturday ,29 AprilEU needs 'serious British response' on citizens rights after Brexit
GMT 15:54 2017 Saturday ,29 AprilMerkel: 'no one is allied' against Britain
GMT 11:46 2017 Saturday ,29 AprilEU leaders 'unanimously' adopt Brexit guidelines
GMT 10:25 2017 Saturday ,29 AprilFrance's Hollande says Britain must pay price for Brexit
GMT 10:09 2017 Saturday ,29 April24 dead in Kyrgyz landslide: emergencies ministry
GMT 10:07 2017 Saturday ,29 AprilFrench candidate Le Pen announces eurosceptic PM pick, if elected
GMT 10:05 2017 Saturday ,29 AprilTurkey, US can turn Raqa into 'graveyard' for IS