Boko Haram jihadist kills seven villagers in dawn raid in Nigeria
"The attackers seized seven people and beheaded them before setting fire to the entire village," militia leader Umar Ari told AFP by telephone from Maiduguri.
Gunmen in trucks and on motorcycles late Monday attacked Munduri, a village 13 kilometers (eight miles) north of Borno state capital Maiduguri, firing guns and rocket-propelled grenades, according to resident Abdullahi Bunu.
Those who were decapitated were the village chief and his wife, Bunu said.
"We returned this morning and found the entire village burnt along with all our food supplies and livestock".
The rebels have split into two groups, and it was not immediately clear which was behind the latest attack.
A faction loyal to Abubakar Shekau is notorious for indiscriminate killings of civilians while the Abu Mus'ab Al-Barnawi faction -- which is affiliated to the so-called Islamic State -- largely focuses on attacking the military.
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