At least 43 people, including children, have been killed in an attack by Boko Haram militants in Nigeria's northeastern Borno State.
Armed militants stormed Gubio town, about 85 kilometers from provincial capital Maiduguri, on Saturday, resident Modu Gubio said Tuesday.
"Boko Haram [militants] arrived in our town at about 4.30pm and they stayed till 9.45pm. They shot and killed 43 people," he told reporters during a visit to the area by the state governor, Alhaji Kashim Shettima.
"Some youths were playing football on an open field when the insurgents came and started shooting. We were hearing gunshots from different parts of the town," he added.
The attack came barely two days after the Nigerian army said that it had killed several Boko Haram militants in an operation in Sambisa forest, a major Boko Haram stronghold.