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Nigeria: 25 Killed in Extremist Attack

Fri 10 Jun 2022 | 06:12 PM
Omnia Ahmed

Suspected extremist fighters killed 25 people in a village in Nigeria's northeastern Borno state, two residents and a military source announced on Friday.

Authorities revealed that insurgency by Boko Haram and ISIS West Africa Province in Nigeria's northeast and southern Chad had killed thousands of people and displaced millions more in over a decade.

The residents pointed out that gunmen arrived on motorbikes in Boboshe Mukdala village of Dikwa local government area of Borno, where they shot at people who were searching for scrap metal in a nearby forest.

"We recovered 25 bodies of the victims and we took those who sustained bullet wounds to (the) general hospital in Dikwa town," said a military source.

Nigerian authorities suspect ISIS carried out a massacre in a Catholic church last Sunday in which 40 people were killed, according to Interior Minister Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola.

"We have been able to see the footprint of ISWAP in the horrendous attack in Owo and we are after them. Our security agencies are on their trail and we will bring them to justice," Aregbesola told reporters in the capital Abuja.