16 January 2012
(Reuters) - Gunmen shot dead five people in their homes in two northern Nigerian cities on Monday, security forces said, the latest in a string of deadly attacks by suspected members of the Boko Haram Islamist sect.
"Two people have been shot dead today by Boko Haram in
," the operations officer for the remote northeastern city, Victor Ebheleme, told Reuters. Maiduguri
"The area in which the attack took place has been cordoned off and the killers have been trailed, but no arrests have been made yet."
Three Chadians were also killed in the volatile city of
, police commissioner for the city and its surrounding state of Yobe, Lawal Tanko, said. Damaturu