The area where the latest attack took place, which is about 80 kilometres from Borno State capital, Maiduguri, has been repeatedly targeted by the jihadists.

Fighters are believed to be from the Islamic State West Africa Province faction shot in which they ran over residents with vehicles in the assault.

The death count from an attack by jihadists in conjuction to the Islamic State group on a village in northeast Nigeria has risen to 69 according to the security sources and residents

The incident occur in an open field with nowhere to hide. The victims couldn’t escape, they couldn’t outrun the vehicles.

Northeast Nigeria has been experiencing a Islamist insurgency for long that has left at least 36,000 dead and displaced some 2 million.

ISWAP is a splinter group that broke away from Boko Haram in 2016.The attack was thought to be in reprisal for the killing of jihadists by a community self-defence group formed to stop cattle thefts.

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