Jihadists killed at least 30 people and abducted women and children in a raid in northeast Nigeria's restive Borno state, a regional government spokesman said on Monday.
The attack Sunday evening targeted the village of Auno on a key
highway linking to regional capital Maiduguri. The jihadists stormed in
on trucks mounted with heavy weapons, killing, burning and looting
before kidnapping women and children, state government spokesman Ahmad
Abdurrahman Bundi said.
They aimed at travelers who had stopped for the night and torched vehicles. The attackers "killed not less than 30 people who are mostly motorists and destroyed 18 vehicles," Bundi said in a statement after visiting the scene.
The attack, some 25 kilometers (15
miles) west of Maiduguri, occurred in an area wher...