Suspected militant Islamists have killed at least 37 people during an assault on a town and nearby villages in north-eastern Nigeria’s Adamawa state, witnesses said.
Banks, shops and houses were also looted and burnt during the six-hour raid by militants armed with rocket-propelled grenades, they added.
Six of the militants were killed in a counter-offensive, the army said.
The Islamist group Boko Haram is waging an insurgency in Nigeria.
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