An attack by jihadists linked to Islamic State (IS) has killed 17 people in a village in northeastern Nigeria. An anti-jihadist militia reported this to the AFP news agency.
The villagers are said to have refused to pay taxes to the jihadists. A large number of Islamic State in West Africa (Iswap) fighters then stormed the remote village of Kayayya in Yobe state, 150 km from Damaturu, the state capital.
“The terrorists attacked the village around 8 p.m. with explosives and firearms,” said a member of the army’s auxiliary militia. “Then they opened fire on the residents who tried to flee. They killed 17 people and injured five others.”
The attack was carried out in retaliation for the villagers’ refusal to pay the jihadists a cattle tax.
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