Witnesses say dozens of fishermen were killed in an attack by suspected Islamic extremists in the northeastern Nigerian village of Doron Baga, close to Chad.

Fisherman Usman Abubakar said that the suspected Islamic militants of Boko Haram drove into the town of Doron Baga and shot people on sight. He said he counted 60 bodies.

Security officials have not yet responded to questions about the attack. Gideon Jubrin, spokesman for the Borno state police, said he has not received any official confirmation of the attack.