Nigerian militant group Boko Haram have killed 35 people and kidnapped over 100 women in an attack on a northeastern village, according to local officials and security sources.
The officials, speaking to AFP news agency on condition of anonymity, said that the village of Gumsuri was attacked by the Islamist militants.
"After killing our youths, the insurgents have taken away our wives and daughters," said Mukhtar Buba from the Borno state capital of Maiduguri after fleeing the village.
The attack occurred four days ago but the information has only come to light because the mobile phone network has collapsed in the region and most of the road network in the area cannot be used for security reasons.
The village of Gamsuri is on the road which heads to Chibok, where the terror group kidnapped over 200 schoolgirls earlier this year.
A local official told AFP news agency that the village had previously defended itself from Boko Haram but had been overwhelmed by the most recent attack.
"For the past one year, the insurgents have made several attempts to attack Gumsuri but were resisted by the gallant youths of the village," he said.
"It is sad that on Sunday, the village was subdued."