Fidelity bank card banner Emerald Energy Institute Camano banner

Boko Haram burns down Borno village

By News Express on 27/12/2015

Gmail icon

Views: 2,880


At least 14 people were killed and several others injured by Boko Haram gunmen in a Christmas Day attack on a village in northeastern Nigeria, vigilantes said Saturday.

Attacking astride bicycles, the jihadists invaded Kimba village in flashpoint Borno state around 10:00 pm on Friday, opening fire on residents and torching their homes.

“The gunmen killed 14 people and burnt the whole village before they fled,” Mustapha Karimbe, a civilian assisting the military in fighting Boko Haram, told AFP.

“Not a single house was spared in the arson,” another vigilante, Musa Suleiman, said after visiting the razed village.

Hundreds of Kimba residents fled to Biu nearby, where they were put up in a refugee camp already brimming with people running from Boko Haram.

The attack comes just days before Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari’s self-imposed deadline to stamp out the group expires on December 31 and in the same week he said that Nigeria has “technically” defeated the jihadists.

Buhari took office in May vowing to end the six-year insurgency that has killed over 17,000 people and spooked much-needed investors in Africa’s largest economy and foremost oil producer.

Nigerian troops have won back territory from Boko Haram, but in response the jihadists have increasingly resorted to suicide bombers – many of them young children – to wage war for an independent Islamic state.

The militants have damaged what little infrastructure existed in the country’s underdeveloped north at a time when the government is facing a cash crunch as a result of the free-falling oil price.

According to the Global Terrorism Index, a report released by the New York-based Institute for Economics and Peace, it “has become the most deadly terrorist group in the world”.

The UN children’s agency said this week that over one million Nigerian schoolchildren have been kept out of school because of the conflict, warning that the lack of education will fuel radicalisation in and around Nigeria.

The jihadists have allied themselves with the Islamic State group, but experts doubt the scale and scope of the collaboration.

Still, there are growing fears that a once localised hardline Muslim movement is morphing into a regional jihadist threat as Boko Haram launches attacks on Nigeria’s neighbours Chad, Cameroon and Niger. (AFP)

•Photo shows Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau with four aides.

Source News Express

Posted 27/12/2015 05:17:25 AM

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

 

You may also like...
Tears flow as Confab delegates pay tribute to...

Côte d'Ivoire beat Mali to land in AFCON...

Committee on missing Chibok students, a huge joke,...

2 Nigerians, 8 others nominated for Innovation Prize...

Al-Makura harps on public health, land control in...

Panic after India asks tourists and pilgrims to...

Third Mainland Bridge to be shut from July...

Elombahs’ arrest a danger signal — Intersociety •Demands...

BREAKING: Donald Trump wins U.S. presidential election

BREAKING: Senate passes 2019 Budget

98 Chibok schoolgirls reported dead in Boko Haram...

DUPED BY MAGIC? Sales proceeds disappear after customer’s...

 

Latest News Ugwuanyi nominates another 12 commissioners Homeowner shoots, kills 3 masked teens Fake activists in EFCC net 26-year-old, three other women make Kwara cabinet list Minimum wage stalemate: Civil servants set for strike Army court-martials Major General over missing N400m •Blow-by-blow account Woman stabs hubby to death for refusing to celebrate daughter’s birthday Buhari wades into police recruitment crisis Tragedy as ‘Drug Addict’ hacks father to death Kwara govt, Saraki trade words over distribution of school materials Bus driver kills two while running away from Customs Edo APC crisis: Oshiomhole envious of Obaseki’s achievements – Aide

 

Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (540,893 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (443,147 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (389,454 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (326,730 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (294,726 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (253,661 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (249,777 views) 10 cars more expensive than Jets (238,416 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (231,492 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (217,519 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (195,871 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (193,460 views)

 

CBN milk production

CBN banner advert

UBA Wise Savers Promo

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (102) Business & Economy (4,445) Business Verdict (80) Columnists (1,109) Complaints & Requests (96) Enterprise & Opportunities (215) Entertainment (664) Features (812) Global Business Monitor (442) ICT Monitor (63) International (3,956) Interview (203) Live Commentary (30) Love Matters (170) Maggie's Blog (414) News (51,407) Opinion (1,359) Pidgin (17) Politics (11,449) Religion (1,102) Sports (2,168) Stock Watch (39) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

 

 

 

 

 

APO Group Partner

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera