Members of Islamist group Boko Haram believed to be behind brutal attack on village in north east Nigeria that saw the slaughtering of scores of civilians.
Since 2010, more than 1,700 people have been killed in attacks by Boko Haram, which means “Western education is forbidden.” Photo: AFP/Getty Images
Suspected Islamist militants have raided a Nigerian village which is reportedly mainly Christian,and murdered dozens, according to witnesses.
The gunmen reportedly rounded up a group of men in Izghe village and shot them, before going door-to-door and killing anyone they found.
Officials said they suspected the Boko Haram group was behind the attack.
Boko Haram, which claims to be fighting to create an Islamic state in northern Nigeria, is notorious for extreme violence and indiscriminate attacks.
Bodies in the streets
The senator for Borno state, where the attack took place, has told the BBC that 106 people were killed in the…
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