Boko Haram slaughtered more than 200, this week, in Nigeria

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map-nigeriaAccording to witnesses, Boko Haram militants have killed more than 200 people in three villages,  in the northeastern Nigerian state of Borno, by Thursday this week.

The Islamic extremist group gunned down about 100 Muslims praying in different mosques in the village of Kukawa, on Thursday, during the holy month of Ramadan. Late on Wednesday, the extremist group attacked a village 22 miles away and killed 48 men and boys, as per the reports.

The people in the village of Kukawa were offering their evening prayers ahead of ending their daylong fast, when the extremists attacked and killed about 97 of them. Most of those killed were men and boys.

According to a self-defence group in Kukawa, some militants also broke into houses killing women and children who were preparing meals to end the Ramadan fast for the day.

Kukawa is about 110 miles northeast of Maiduguri, the biggest city in northeast Nigeria and is said to be the birth place of Boko Haram.

On Tuesday, the Islamic group attackers invaded the village of Maussaram. They asked men and women to separate and then open fired on men and boys. According to the witnesses, 48 men died on the spot, while 17  made a narrow escape with serious injuries.

It was on Monday that two suicide bombers blew themselves up in a village outside Maiduguri just an hour before the arrival of Nigeria’s Vice-President Yemi Osinbanjo.

According to the reports issued, Wednesday’s attack follows a directive from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) for fighters to increase attacks during Ramadan. This year, Boko Haram became ISIS’s West African franchise.

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