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Extremists kill 28 in villages in northeastern Nigeria

Boko Haram extremists killed 28 people during attacks on remote villages in northeast Nigeria, members of a civilian defense group said on Friday. A total of 24 people were killed in an attack Tuesday night in Marfunudi, according to resident Abubakar Jojo. The town is roughly 50 miles from the Borno state capital of Maiduguri. Jojo said the Islamic extremists slit the throats of many of the victims. Witnesses said the extremists also attacked the village of Kafa on Thursday, killing four people. Sadiq Kaka, a member of a defense group, said the bodies were thrown into a river. Word of attacks in remote areas often take days to reach population centers. Meanwhile, the Nigerian army said...