The attack by Boko Haram in Nigeria: bombed, burned, cut – over 60 dead

At least 65 people were killed in the attack committed by militants of the Islamist group Boko Haram on the outskirts of Maiduguri in northeast Nigeria. According to the armed forces of Nigeria, were attacked the village of Galore, located a few kilometres East of Maiduguri, reports NEWSru.com.

AFP referring to escaped the massacre of the bacoor Alumina eyewitness reports that the militants threw the incendiary bomb hut, and inside were heard the cries of the dying, including children.

According to him, the massacre lasted about four hours. It concluded that in the crowd of inhabitants who had fled to a neighboring village, exploded three suicide bombers. The real number of victims may far exceed current estimates, as are murdered in the surrounding Bush where they were hunted by extremists.

Boko Haram («Western education is a sin» in the Hausa language) — an Islamist group operating in the North and North-East of Nigeria. The militants also attacked the neighbouring countries of Niger, Cameroon and Chad.

Boko Haram is seeking to establish an Islamic Caliphate and the imposition of Sharia (Islamic law) throughout Nigeria. It is against Western education, democracy and the principle of separation of powers, and also against wearing Western clothes and all the other elements of the «alien» culture. The extremists frequently attack Christian communities and churches and educational institutions.

In March 2015 the group has sworn allegiance to the terrorist organization «Islamic state».




The attack by Boko Haram in Nigeria: bombed, burned, cut – over 60 dead 01.02.2016

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