Gunmen believed to be Boko Haram elements yesterday killed five villagers on a raid in Borno state village Mainari.
A military counter attack followed which lasted about an hour.
Six people were injured while fleeing the attack in Mainari, 20 km southeast of Maiduguri, the state capital, according to two armed civilian volunteers who helped the military repulse the attackers.
On Monday evening, suspected Boko Haram gunmen on horseback killed about 24 people in two separate village attacks in the state.
In Cameroon’s north which borders Nigeria, no fewer than 10 people were killed and 100 injured yesterday when a bomb went off near an army camp where soldiers were battling Boko Haram fighters.
Army and police sources said another blast hit a market. Both blasts were suspected to have been carried out by Boko Haram members.