BBC NEWS: Nigeria’s Boko Haram crisis: Maiduguri ‘preachers kill dozens’

A picture taken from a video distributed to some Nigerian journalists and obtained by AFP on 5 March 2013 showing hooded Boko Haram fighters in an undisclosed place A state of emergency has not stemmed militant attacks

Suspected Boko Haram militants have launched an attack in a village near the north-eastern Nigerian city of Maiduguri, killing about 45 people.

Survivors told the BBC the attackers said they had come to preach to the crowd, before opening fire on them.

Meanwhile, residents and officials say at least 200 people were killed in a wave of attacks earlier this week.

Maiduguri and surrounding areas have not suffered many attacks since a state of emergency was imposed a year ago.

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