Boko Haram Burn Down Village and Kill 4 in Attack

ICC Note:

Even though the president has claimed to have defeated and broken the terrorist group, they continue to cause mayhem in the Northeast region of Nigeria. 4 were killed late Friday night, when Boko Haram stormed village in Borno State. They fired indiscriminately at the villagers, then set fire to the homes. This continued violence is terrible for Nigeria, who is on the brink of collapse. They are many groups that are calling for the division of the country due to a lack of government control and all of the violence that riddles the country. If Nigeria breaks apart, West Africa will fall into disarray, and Christians will lose a safe haven in Southern Nigeria.


08/14/2017 Nigeria (Vanguard) – Boko Haram gunmen have killed four people and torched homes in a nighttime raid on a village in restive northeastern Nigeria, local sources said Sunday.

The militants stormed Amarwa village, while lies about 20 kilometres (12 miles) from Maiduguri, the capital of Borno state and birthplace of Boko Haram.

According to a leader of a local militia fighting the jihadists, the gunmen shot indiscriminately at villagers and set fire to homes in the raid late Saturday.

"Two were shot dead and the other two choked to death in the fire the attackers set to houses," militia leader Ibrahim Liman said, adding that a number of people were also injured.

A local chief said the attack in the village in the Konduga district started around 11 pm (2200 GMT) and continued past midnight.

"We have so far recovered four bodies, two of them with bullet wounds," said the local chief, who did not want to be named.


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