Nigeria Islamists kill 20 civilians in north: Military

AFP , Sunday 28 Jul 2013

A military spokesman says Islamist group Boko Haram fired 'sporadic shots that killed over 20 innocent civilians'

Suspected members of Nigeria's Islamist group Boko Haram shot dead more than 20 civilians when a vigilante group attacked them in the northern Borno state, a military spokesman said Sunday.

"The suspected sect members came armed and fired sporadic shots that killed over twenty innocent civilians," Haruna Mohammed Sani, spokesman for the Multinational Joint Task Force said in a statement.

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