Boko Haram Militants Raid Two Nigerian Towns, at Least 55 Killed

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Over 55 people were killed early Friday morning in Kano, Nigeria. Two Boko Haram raids this week in Nigeria’s Borno State regions around Maiduguri, the capital, have leveled buildings and sent people to other towns in the region.

According to reports, Abacha Zinnari, a vigilante officer, stated that the towns of Bale and Kayamla were raided by Boko Haram militants early Friday morning. Afterwards, they looted homes and stores and set fire to a few other buildings. He also said that at least 30 were killed in Kayamla and 25 more in Bale.

The attack comes just one day after the raid on the town of Kayamla on Thursday killed 25 residents. Scores of people were injured as short range rockets pierced the town. Husseini Ari, a resident of the town of Bale, said that reports state that the death toll stands at 25 confirmed. “The village is mourning the death[s] of…[the] people killed in the Boko Haram attack.”

A group of Boko Haram rebels were armed with short range rockets and military grade armaments when they attempted the advance closer to the towns. Late Wednesday, they launched an offense on Maiduguri, but were halted as they attempted to raid a military base on the outskirts of the capital.

By Alex Lemieux


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