Boko Haram’s jihad during Ramadan

ICC Note: Boko Haram radicals have decided to celebrate their Ramadan month with more than just fasting. The Islamist extremists have launched a series of attacks during the Muslim holiday month as part of their holy war. Any group that does not conform to their extremist standards is subject to attack; therefore, Christians continue to be their common target on their attacks.  

06/12/2017, Nigeria (The Washington Post) - At least 13 people are dead, including four attackers, after Boko Haram launched the deadliest attack in months on the northeast Nigeria city that is the birthplace of the extremist group, police said Thursday. The attack came just hours before a visit by the country’s acting president.

Nigeria late last year declared that Boko Haram had been crushed but attacks continue, often with young women strapped into explosives for suicide attacks.

The jihadists attacked late Wednesday in Maiduguri, the capital of Borno state, as evening prayers were ending, targeting four locations around the city. Thirteen people were killed, including four attackers, Police Commissioner Damian Chukwu said.

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