20 shot dead by Boko Haram in NE Nigeria: locals

A file picture of a screengrab taken on October 2, 2014 from a video released by the Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram and obtained by AFP shows Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau gesturing as he delivers a speech. FILE PHOTO | AFP

What you need to know:

  • On Monday Boko Haram gunmen killed five travellers and injured another in nearby Mile 40 village.
  • The insurgency has claimed at least 17,000 lives since 2009.

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