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Boko Haram attacked a Christian village, killing many people


Boko Haram attacked a village Chibok area of Borno state, Nigeria on Thursday, the 20th of January. In the attack, the terrorists kidnapped 17 girls, killed many Christians and burn down two churches.

The ISIS affiliated group made a statement on Friday claiming responsibility for the attack, adding that they killed ‘many Christians’, set fire to two churches, and burned down two homes.

Eyewitness and local leader Hassan Chibok detailed the attack during an interview with the Associated Press:

“The militants targeted a church and Christians when they stormed Pemi on Thursday,” he said. “They were shooting sporadically after they rounded the community. Some could not have access to escape, so they abducted 17 girls.”

A Nigerian army spokesperson, Onyema Nwachukwu, told AP that the insurgents were “desperate” to grow their influence.

“Having been depleted by our troops, the imbroglio in their ranks and the massive surrendering of Boko Haram, the terrorists, in a desperate move, are embarking on a recruitment drive to shore up their strength with child soldiers, who they could easily indoctrinate, manipulate and cheaply manage financially,” Nwachukwu said.

Christian communities within Chibok have been faced with ongoing persecution since 2014 when almost 300 schoolgirls were abducted by Boko Haram.


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