Raid on Christmas Eve killing 11 people
[AFP = current affairs]On the 24th in northeastern Nigeria, Islamic extremist organization “Boko Haram” attacked a Christian-dominated village, killing at least 11 people and igniting a church. I abducted one priest. A local source told AFP on the 25th.
According to militia leader Abwaku Kabu, combatants in trucks and motorcycles attacked the village of Pemi in northeastern Borno and fired “indiscriminately”. , I lit the building.
In many parts of Nigeria, residents rely on armed vigilantes and militias to work with the military for self-defense.
The raid could increase the death toll as villagers evacuated to forest areas and some are still missing.
According to the leader of the militia organization, the assailants plundered medicines at the hospital and set fire to the village on their way from Boko Haram’s base in the Sambisa Forest. The village is located just 20 kilometers from Chibok, where Boko Haram abducted more than 200 female students six years ago.
According to the United Nations (UN), in northeastern Nigeria, a decade-long conflict has killed 36,000 people and nearly two million have been displaced. Violence has spread to neighboring countries of Niger, Chad and Cameroon, and regional nations have jointly embarked on a Boko Haram eradication operation.
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