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About 300 people were on Monday killed in Nigerian border town with Cameroon, Gamboru Ngala, when well armed Boko Haram insurgents drove into the town in armoured vehicles.
It was gathered that the insurgents seemed to have targetted a local market as they fired sporadically into the crowd at the market before proceeding into the town to wreak more havoc.
Gamboru, situated along Nigeria-Cameroon border is the administrative headquatres of Ngala local government area of troubled Borno state. It is about 200km from Maiduguri, the capital city.
Senator Ahmed Zannah, who is representing the area in the senate confirmed the killings. He said the invaders spent about 12 hours wrecking havoc on defenceless Nigerians.
He revealed that several other persons were also injured in the attack, while almost all the houses and shops in the town were burnt down.