Death toll in Nigeria Boko Haram attack rises to 65

This picture taken on July 26, 2019 shows the city gate of Maiduguri along Bulumkutu road. (AFP)

An attack by Boko Haram fighters on a funeral in northeast Nigeria left 65 people dead, almost triple the initial toll, a local official said Sunday.

Dozens more bodies were discovered following the assault Saturday by gunmen on a village close to the regional capital Maiduguri.

“It is 65 people dead and 10 injured,” local government chairman Muhammed Bulama said.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 10:00 - GMT 07:00