Boko Haram militants killed four women in a remote village in Borno State, local vigilantes said on Saturday.
Fourteen Boko Haram gunmen stormed Mairari village, 80 kilometres from Maiduguri, on seven motorcycles late Friday, and picked four women, aged between 27 and 45, from their homes and slit their throats, they said.
“They went into four homes while residents were breaking their fast around 7:00 pm, brought out the four women and slaughtered them,” Babakura Kolo, a vigilante in Maiduguri told AFP.
“We believe the killings were targeted, the gunmen were from all indications after the husbands of the women,” he said.
“They killed the women when they didn’t find their husbands”.
Boko Haram has killed more than 20,000 people since it began its violent campaign in 2009. It has also abducted thousands of people, including women and children who it used as conscripts, suicide bombers and sex slaves.