It was a bloody day in Borno after a Boko Haram sect killed nine people in two separate attacks.
According to reports, the fighters arrived the village of Molai just before sunset on Tuesday, when villagers were preparing to pray and break their fast for the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.
The group loyal to Abubakar Shekau killed six people and burned dozens of homes.
Usman Kyari, who heads the state Emergency Management Agency, said six bodies were collected after the attack. All had been shot dead.
“The insurgents burnt around 40 homes and looted goods,” Kyari said.