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Published On: Tue, Jun 3rd, 2014

Boko Haram violence in Nigeria, 40 killed leaving soccer game

Boko Haram, the radical Islamic terrroist group in Nigeria, continued their violent attacks over the weekend, including an attack on fans leaving a soccer game which killed 40 people incluidng women and children.

Boko Haram leader video screenshot

Boko Haram leader video screenshot

Preliminary reports, according to SaharaReporters, disclosed that at least 40 people died in the attack at the location popularly known as “Kaban.” Two security sources in the area told SaharaReporters that the explosion rocked the area, usually patronized by civilian and military patrons. 

Nigerian Tribune added that “Boko Haram militants launched a series of attacks on four villages in Borno State, killing several people, residents said on Sunday.”

The attacks, according to AFP, hit the villages of Nuwari, Musari and Walori on Saturday, where gunmen, some dressed as soldiers and riding in 4×4 trucks, opened fire on civilians and razed much of the area, according to multiple witness accounts.

“They burnt all the villages and took away all our livestock,” said Nuwari resident, Bunu Kaloma, providing details reported by other witnesses.

He said 15 people were killed in the spate of attacks, but there were conflicting reports and it was not possible to establish a concrete death toll. Separately on Thursday, gunmen reportedly attacked a wedding in nearby Kolma village.

“They came in after dark while a wedding party was going on and went on shooting and tossing explosives into homes,” said a resident, Bukar Mustapha.

At the end of May there was an attack on a soccer match which failed – more HERE

The situation has been brewing for four years (or longer) and there is no negotiating with these terrorists. Survivors of the attacks have had their eyes gouged out or kidnap their daughters to sell for $12.

The long and shocking stories on The Dispatch, covering Boko Haram – click HERE

 

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