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Boko Haram slaughters nine in Yobe

Gunmen suspected to be Boko Haram terrorists have killed at least 9 people in an attack in Gaidam Local Government of Yobe State.

Reports say the attack occurred on Wednesday around 09:30 pm.

The insurgents were said to have attacked a pub, shooting sporadically and killing the victims, who were said to be vendors.

In pictures that have gone viral, some victims were slaughtered, while others had their hands tied behind their backs and were shot in the head.

The heads of others were severed and placed on their chests, reports said.

Radio Nigeria has not independently verified the images.

Reporting by Babagana Mohammed; Editing by Saadatu Albashir and Tony Okerafor