Fourteen worshippers were killed today when a suicide bomber attacked a mosque on Nigeria's border with Cameroon, civilian vigilantes told AFP.
"Fourteen bodies have been pulled out of the rubble," said Umar Kachalla, a civilian militiaman, who said the mosque had been completely destroyed.
"Only the muezzin has survived and we believe more bodies are buried under the debris," said Kachalla. "The death toll may likely rise."
An hour earlier, a patrol of vigilantes spotted four suspected suicide bombers on the outskirts of the town and arrested one of them after a chase, said a second vigilante, Shehu Mada.
"Two of them turned back and fled while the fourth disappeared into the darkness and we believe it was he who attacked the mosque," Mada said.
In August 2014, the group seized Gamboru, a trading hub along with neighbouring town of Ngala.
Nigerian troops retook both towns in September 2015 with the help of Chadian forces following months-long offensives.
Despite the recapture of the area, Boko Haram fighters continue to launch sporadic attacks, laying ambush on troops and vehicles as well as attacking and abducting farmers.