Boko Haram Attacks Kill 400 Nigerian Villagers

 

Boko Haram Kills 400

 

 

 

” An attack by suspected militants from the Boko Haram Islamist group left at least 400 people dead in three villages in northeastern Nigeria, according to local officials.

  The attackers, some disguised in military uniforms, raided the villages on June 3 using “sophisticated weapons” and “started killing from house to house,” Abba Aji Khalil, chairman of a local vigilante group set up to combat the militants, said by phone late Wednesday. Yuguda Ndurvua, a local clergyman, said many villages in the area “are being attacked almost on a daily basis.” 

  The gunmen targeted the villages of Attangara, Agapalwa and Ngoshe, where 37 Islamist militants were killed by a local Christian militia in an ambush on June 1, in reprisal, according to Peter Biye, a lawmaker representing the area in the House of Representatives.

  Boko Haram’s violent campaign to impose Islamic law in Nigeria, Africa’s biggest oil producer, is attracting growing international condemnation, especially after the kidnapping of more than 200 schoolgirls in April. Recent attacks condemned by world leaders are only the latest in a five-year conflict that has left thousands dead.”

 

 

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