30 Jun '14, 11pm

Boko Haram targets Christians in northeastern Nigeria

Over the weekend, suspected Boko Haram fighters attacked several villages in northeastern Nigeria, killing dozens of civilians and torching churches and homes. The attacks took place in villages near Chibok, a predominantly Christian enclave in Borno state from which Boko Haram kidnapped over two hundred school girls in April. The villages attacked included Kautikari, Kwada, Ngurojina, and Karagau. According to a witness in Kautikari, the insurgents stayed in the village for at least four hours while setting homes and buildings on fire. During the attacks, the gunmen reportedly rode through the villages on motorcycles throwing explosives at targets. In Kwada, the insurgents burned the entire village, including five churches. The gunmen entered the churches , opened fire on Sunday worshipers, and then set the churches ablaze. A Nigerian military plane was reportedly deploye...

Full article: http://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2014/06/boko_haram...

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