Abuja: At least 24 persons were killed by Boko Haram insurgents in Nigeria’s Adamawa state, police said on Friday.

An official said that the attack occurred around 10p.m. (local time) on Thursday, June 16.

The official also confirmed the arrest of a Boko Haram suspect by the police.

“We are still investigating the suspect to ascertain whether he is among the wanted Boko Haram leaders,” the official said.