Boko Haram kills at least 14 in Christmas day attack: vigilantes

In this file photo taken Wednesday, April 8, 2015, Nigerian soldiers man a checkpoint in Gwoza, Nigeria, a town newly liberated from Boko Haram. (AP)

At least 14 people were killed and several others injured by Boko Haram gunmen in a Christmas Day attack on a village in northeastern Nigeria, vigilantes said Saturday.

Attacking astride bicycles, the militants invaded Kimba village in Borno state around 10:00 pm on Friday, opening fire on residents and torching their homes.

“The gunmen killed 14 people and burnt the whole village before they fled,” Mustapha Karimbe, a civilian assisting the military in fighting Boko Haram, told AFP.

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