President Muhammadu Buhari has directed Army and Airforce to launch attacks on Boko Haram fighters who killed 65 mourners at a funeral ceremony in Borno State.
Buhari in a statement by his media assistant, Garba Sheu, orders both the Army to deploy troops and Airforce to begin an air patrol, to track the fleeing insurgents and attack them.
Chairman of the Nganzai Local Government, Muhammadu Bulama, told newsmen that the insurgents initially killed 20 of the mourners besides the graveyard.
The insurgents later gunned down more than 40 of the villagers fleeing from the scene of the attack.
He says that the attack is a reprisal for the killing of the Boko Haram fighters killed by the residents of Badu village a week ago.
The villagers, according to him also captured 10 ak-47 rifles from the insurgents who invaded their village.