Soldiers patrolling a Nigerian town.

At least 10 people have been killed when gunmen targeted Christians who gathered in a town hall in northeastern Nigeria on Friday.

The exact details of casualties are not known yet, but officials have confirmed the gory incident. According to Reuters, the victims belonged to the Igbo ethnic group who gathered at the hall in Mubi. The group is a minority in the Muslim-dominated northeast of the country.

The incident marks the latest in a series attacks linked to the sectarian conflict in the country. At least six people were killed in a similar incident in the country on Thursday when assailants opened fire on a church service.

Mubi is located just south of Borno, the homeland of radical Islamist sect Boko Haram which has been targeting members of the other sects in recent months.

Early this week, Boko Haram, a Taliban-like outfit, warned that people of Christian faith should either leave the Muslim-dominated areas or face death, the Reuters report has said. A local newspaper had carried the warning.