16 people suspected to be Boko Haram members were killed in a night raid conducted by Nigerian security forces. It is said that civilians were accidentally hit by bullets during the attack. None of the soldiers died. The illegal group has been in operation since 2009.
In a separate attack in the city of Kano Boko Haram members killed a retired policeman and two serving officers. The group attacks churches, schools, police stations and government buildings.