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Nigeria: Boko Haram kills 17 people in Alagarno attack


Boko Haram has been accused of killing at least 17 people in an attack on Alagarno, a village in north-east Nigeria, close to Chibok, where hundreds of schoolgirls were seized.

It comes a day after 118 people died in a double bombing in the central city of Jos, also blamed on Boko Haram.

Alagarno attack comes a day after 118 people died in a double bombing in the Nigerian city of Jos

Alagarno attack comes a day after 118 people died in a double bombing in the Nigerian city of Jos (photo AFP/Getty Images)

In the latest attack, Boko Haram fighters reportedly spent hours killing and looting in the village of Alagarno.

Alagarno is near Chibok, from where the schoolgirls were abducted last month.

The abductions of more than 200 girls caused international outrage and prompted foreign powers to send military advisers to assist Nigeria’s army.

People in north-east Nigeria are extremely vulnerable to attacks because many areas are no-go zones for the military and the insurgents operate freely, correspondents say.

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