Eight Christians have been killed in northeast Nigeria during a Boko Haram attack.
The Islamist terror group whose name roughly translates into 'Western education is banned' launched three attacks within hours of one another on Sunday.
Reports suggest the terrorists came on motorbikes and gunned down people who were walking home from a church in Kwamjilari village.
A number of survivors fled to the nearby town of Chibok in the northeast of the country.
Back in 2014, 276 school girls were kidnapped from Chibok by the terror group. Only a handful have returned to their homes and more than 200 are still missing.
News outlet Stars and Stripes has reported that a village chief and his son were later beheaded and the insurgents launched an attack on government soldiers on Monday.
Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari vowed to defeat Boko Haram when he took office in 2015.
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