Nigeria Investigating Boko Haram Attack in Remote Northeast

At least 43 people were killed in attacks by Nigeria's Boko Haram Islamic extremists in a remote region in the country's northeast, according to police and residents.

The attacks happened Friday on the villages of Kalwa, Misala and Gwollam and people were either shot dead or stabbed, said Aderemi Opadokun, Borno state police commissioner.

At least 43 people were killed in the villages Friday night, said Haruna Bukar, a civilian security agent in the area.

Officials say more such killings may be unreported because poor communication links to the remote parts of Borno state make it difficult for authorities to get news from the area.

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