VIDEO & PICS: Boko Haram Torched a Village in NE Nigeria, 50 Villagers Killed

Mon Feb 1, 2016 10:11:57

More than 50 villagers lost their lives when Boko Haram armed with guns and explosives stormed Dalori a Village in NE Nigeria, some seven miles from the city of Maiduguri, late on Sunday.

Terrorists began shooting indiscriminately and set fire village shortly after evening prayers. Residents who tried to escape by fleeing to nearby bush were later hunted down and shot dead by terrorists.

It came as three people were killed and 56 others were wounded in two suicide attacks by 3 female suicide bombers in the nearby region around Lake Chad, which is frequently targeted by Boko Haram.

The female suicide bombers tried to strike a nearby camp for people displaced by Boko Haram but were repelled by Nigerian army troops.

Maiduguri, known for being the spiritual birthplace of the Boko Haram movement,has been hit by several attacks in the recent months as the militants have tried to retake the city from which they were pushed out three years ago.

Boko Haram has taken to attacking soft targets, increasingly with suicide bombers, since the military last year drove them out of towns and villages in north-eastern Nigeria. The six-year terrorist attacks has killed about 20,000 people and driven 2.5 million from their homes.

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