News ID: 133746
Published: 0932 GMT December 27, 2015

Boko Haram kills 14 people in Nigeria on Christmas Day

Boko Haram kills 14 people in Nigeria on Christmas Day

At least 14 people have been killed by militants from Boko Haram Takfiri terrorist group in an attack on a village in northeastern Nigeria.

 

Militants riding on motorbikes stormed the Kimba village in the restive province of Borno late on Friday, opening fire on villagers and setting the entire village ablaze, AFP reported on Saturday.

“Not a single house was spared in the arson,” said a civilian, who assists the Nigerian military in battling the Takfiri group.

The rest of the village, hundreds of people, fled for their lives to the town of Biu, in the southern parts of the province, where they were housed in a refugee camp already crammed with other people running from Boko Haram.

At least 20,000 people have lost their lives and over 2.5 million become homeless since the beginning of the Boko Haram militancy in Nigeria in 2009. The Takfiri terrorists have recently pledged allegiance to the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group, which is primarily operating inside Syria and Iraq.

In August, Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari pledged to defeat the terrorists and gave the country’s military commanders until the end of December to meet that goal. But on December 7, he said that the self-imposed deadline to stamp out the group was only “a guide” and could be extended.

The Nigerian military has claimed a string of successes against the militants in recent months; however, there has been no let-up in the Boko Haram violence in Nigeria and attacks still remain widespread in northeastern Nigeria, northern Cameroon, southeastern Niger and on the Chadian side of Lake Chad, where all four countries meet.

These countries have set up a regional force to end the conflict.

Boko Haram's ringleader Abubakar Shekau has repeatedly threatened to attack countries that have joined forces against the militants.

   
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Resource: Press TV
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