Boko Haram insurgents have attacked Kaje village in Borno state, killing 20 and abducted 15 others.
The terrorists, who reportedly entered the village on motorbikes, opened fire on the villagers collecting firewood.
Ibrahim Liman, a civilian JTF leader, confirmed the killing on Friday.
He said: “Boko Haram killed 20 people in the attack. Fifteen others are missing and presumed kidnapped by the attackers”.
Liman also said the perpetrators were believed to be “the same gunmen” who killed 25 villagers at Maiwa village on December 30.
More than thirty villagers have been reported missing since January 2 near a Cameroon border town of Gamboru.