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At least 110 dead in Nigeria after suspected Boko Haram attack
Death Toll Climbs From Boko Haram Massacre in Nigeria - WSJ
Boko Haram has made national headlines for killing thousands of people in the last 10 years. Here are some things to know about the militant group. Six years ago, Nigerian forces captured the leader of the extremist group Boko Haram and killed him in custody — a move that was to have far-reaching consequences. Nigeria had exchanged a charismatic preacher named Mohammed Yusuf for the more radical and violent leader, Abubakar Shekau, who steered the movement down a murderous path.
Nigeria: Boko Haram killed 76 farmers in Borno State
A screenshot from a propaganda video showing Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau. Public Domain photo from Voice of America. In recent weeks, Boko Haram has intensified its campaign of violence in Nigeria. The Islamic jihadist militant movement based in northeast Nigeria, northern Cameroon and Niger, responsible for thousands of deaths in the last several years, attacked Baga, a small town in Borno State , northeast Nigeria.
At least people have been killed in an attack on a village in north-east Nigeria blamed on the Boko Haram jihadist group, according to the UN humanitarian coordinator in the country. The attack took place in the village of Koshobe near the main city of Maiduguri, with assailants targeting farmers on rice fields. The Borno state governor, Babagana Umara Zulum, attended the burial on Sunday in the nearby village of Zabarmari of 43 bodies recovered on Saturday, saying the toll could rise after search operations resumed. The assailants tied up the agricultural workers and slit their throats, according to a pro-government anti-jihadist militia.