Members of the dreaded Islamic extremists, Boko Haram killed dozens of fish sellers during an attack on Thursday in the village of Doron Baga, Borno state, eyewitnesses have claimed.
Eyewitnesses say some of the over 50 victims had their throats slit, while others were shot during the attack which lasted over an hour in the village near the border with Chad.
An eyewitness, who spoke under anonymity said tens of villagers who escaped the attack flee to Maiduguri, the state capital on foot, a journey of over 120 miles.
Baga was the site of a mass killing in April 2013 where almost 200 people, mostly civilians, were killed and more than 2,000 homes were destroyed in crossfire between the Nigerian troops and Boko Haram.
The attack was second in two days by Boko Haram.
News of the attack did not come to the public until days later as members of the sect have destroyed mobile phone facilities in that area.