Boko Haram kills 18 women at a funeral in Nigeria

Boko Haram fighters have killed at least 18 people at a funeral in northeast Nigeria, a witness and a police official have said.

The attackers shot at mourners and set houses on fire after arriving on motorbikes in the village of Kuda near Madagali town in Adamawa state on Thursday evening, witnesses said.

At least 10 people were injured in the incident, one witness told the Associated Press news agency on condition of anonymity due to security concerns.

Resident Moses Kwagh told the Reuters news agency that people waited until three hours after the attack and then counted 18 women’s bodies. Some women were still missing, he said.

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