File photo: Nigerian troops at Yanagio city, undated. (Reuters photo)
Many people are feared dead after an Islamist militant attack on a northeast Nigerian town, two residents and a vigilante said on Saturday.
The militants struck Gudumbali in the Guzamala region of Borno state at around 4 p.m. on Friday wearing military uniforms and firing upon Nigerian soldiers and residents, the witnesses said.
The Nigeria troops and thousands of residents have fled, they said.