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Boko Haram Militants Kill 30 in Attack on Three Nigeria Villages

16 December 2015 13:00


Boko Haram militants attacked three villages in north-eastern Nigeria, leaving 30 people dead and 20 wounded, according to vigilantes.

Mustapha Karimbe, a civilian helping the Nigerian military fight the terrorist group, said the militants invaded Warwara, Mangari and Bura-Shika in Borno state, slaughtering their victims before setting the villages on fire.

“Most of the victims were slaughtered and most of the wounded [had suffered] machete cuts,” Mr Karimbe said.

News of the attacks was slow to emerge due to poor communication as a result of the destruction of telecom masts in the area in previous Boko Haram raids, AFP reported on Wednesday.

Musa Suleiman, another vigilante, said 20 people were killed in Warwara.

He said the attackers killed six people in Bura-Shika and another four in Mangari.

The villages are near Buratai, the hometown of Nigeria’s highest military chief Tukur Yusuf Buratai.

Residents of the villages fled to Biu, 30 kilometres away.

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