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Suspected Boko Haram kill 6 in Nigeria's Maiduguri

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MAIDUGURI, Nigeria, Jan 31 (Reuters) - Suspected militants from the Boko Haram Islamist sect have killed six people in shootings in Nigeria's remote northeastern Borno state in the past two days, the local military field operations officer said on Tuesday.

"Two Airforce personnel and two civilians were shot dead in Gomari ward, another was shot dead at the market today while the sixth person was shot dead in front of a mosque in Gamboru-Ngala, a border town with Cameroon, yesterday night," Colonel Victor Ebhamele, Borno field operations officer, told Reuters.

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