Map of the states of Nigeria. (Photo: Google Images)
Map of the states of Nigeria.  (Photo: Google Images)
Map of the states of Nigeria.
(Photo: Google Images)

BBC News Africa is reporting that suspected Boko Haram militants have killed at least 45 people in a village in Borno state, north-east Nigeria, witnesses have said.

The gunmen who stormed Njaba targeted men and boys before setting the village on fire, survivors added.

The raid happened early on Tuesday but was not reported immediately because of the remoteness of the area.

Boko Haram has killed thousands of people in its drive to establish an Islamic state.

Many survivors of the attack on Njaba fled to the nearby town of Damboa.

A resident of the town told the BBC the dead had been left to decompose because the villagers feared returning to Njaba.

This story is developing.

Read more at BBC News Africa.

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