69 killed in Boko Haram attack in Nigeria: military source

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YOLA, NIGERIA - DECEMBER 06: Local hunters known as Vigilantes armed with locally made guns are seen on a pick up truck in Yola city of Adamawa State in Nigeria before they move to border region between Nigeria and Cameroon to support Nigerian army fighting with Boko Haram militants on December 06, 2014. (Photo by Mohammed Elshamy/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
YOLA, NIGERIA – DECEMBER 06: Vigilantes armed with locally made guns are seen en route to the Nigeria-Cameroon border to support Nigerian military forces fighting Boko Haram militants in December of 2014. (Photo by Mohammed Elshamy/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

At least 69 people, mostly women and children, were killed Tuesday night, when Boko Haram attacked Zowo ward in Gubio area of Nigeria’s restive northeastern Borno state, a military source said on Wednesday.

The attack came after another one on Auno village, where insurgents killed six soldiers and dozens of other soldiers remain missing, the source said.

Zowo is a small community in Gubio area, about 85 km northwest of Maiduguri, the state capital.

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