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Gunmen have killed 44 people inside a mosque, in Borno state, northeast Nigeria, officials say.

The killings took place during dawn prayers on Sunday morning, although news only emerged on Monday. The attack occurred in Konduga in Borno state, 35km (22 miles) from the state capital Maiduguri.

About 26 people were also injured. They were receiving treatment in Maiduguri.

It was not clear who was responsible for the shootings.

But the Boko Haram militants remain the chief suspects.

The Islamist group Boko Haram has killed thousands in northern Nigeria since 2009.

A member of a civilian vigilante group told the Associated Press that four of their number were killed when they responded to calls for help.

Twelve further civilians were killed at Ngom village, closer to Maiduguri, reports say.

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Source: PM News

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