Boko Haram disguised as preachers kill at least 24 in Nigeria

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MAIDUGURI, Nigeria – Islamist Boko militants disguised as preachers killed at least 24 people and wounded several others an attack near a northeast Nigeria’s Borno state, a military source and witness said on Monday.

The attackers arrived cars late on Sunday and gathered people at a the remote village of Kwajafa, pretending preach . They then opened fire on them, witness Simeon Buba said.

The group’s six-year , and President ’s failure end it or protect civilians, were factors the victory of opposition candidate in last week’s election.[pro_ad_display_adzone id=”10″]

The group fighting for an Islamic state has killed thousands and kidnapped hundreds, although a military operation against them by Nigeria and neighbours Chad, Cameroon and in the past two months has wrested back much of the territory it controlled.

“People didn’t know the Boko men came for attack because they lied our people that they came for preaching,” said Buba in a telephone conversation.


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“They opened fire on them and killed many people,” he said, adding that houses were set on fire.

Some people were being treated for gunshot wounds and burns at a in the Borno state town of Biu on Monday, a source there said.