21 Killed in Boko Haram Attack in Nigeria

Published: 20th February 2015 09:03 PM  |   Last Updated: 20th February 2015 09:03 PM   |  A+A-


ABUJA: At least 21 people were killed Friday when suspected Boko Haram fighters renewed armed attacks on three villages in the northeastern Nigerian state of Borno, witnesses said.

Members of the terror group stormed the villages near Chibok town, where more than 200 schoolgirls were abducted 10 months ago in the southern part of Borno State, shooting sporadically, Dauda Ali, a Chibok resident who was witness to the attack, told Xinhua news agency via telephone.

"Only three villages were attacked but the losses here are humongous. The insurgents fired shots into people's houses, razed people's houses and commercial centres," said Ali, who is a parent of one of the missing schoolgirls.

According to him, more than 10 people were killed in Gatamarwa, one of the villages attacked by the Islamist militant group. 

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