More than 40 people have been killed in two attacks in northern Nigeria by suspected Islamic extremists, according to Nigerian officials.
Police constable Abdullahi Mohammed said Tuesday that suspected Boko Haram members killed 24 soldiers and 21 policemen in an attack Monday evening on Buni Yadi town in Yobe state.
The assaults took place in northeastern Nigera, roughly the same area where hundreds of Nigerian school girls were kidnapped more than a month ago. Monday, the Nigerian military said it knows the where the girls are, but will not not use force to secure their release. CCTV’s Deji Badmus has more.