At least 30 people have been killed in another attack allegedly perpetrated today by the Islamic terrorist group Boko Haram. The attack has been committed in the town of Shawa, in northern Nigeria, as reported by some witnesses Leadership local newspaper that described a group of armed men stormed the town early this morning for hours and killed their neighbors, looting and burning their houses.
The attack came a day after 118 people were killed in a suicide bomb attack two cars at a busy market in the city of Jos in central African country.
“About 0400 local time started hearing the noise of the vehicle and then heard shots,” said Al Musa Yakubu, a resident of the village managed to escape during the attack. Muhammed Gava, a spokesman for the Nigerian Monitoring Group, an NGO dedicated to public protection, confirmed to the newspaper that said at least 30 people died in the assault.
Although the attack was not claimed by any group, it is suspected that was perpetrated by Boko Haram, which in the last five years has killed nearly 4,000 people in Nigeria.
The town of Shawa is located in the northern state of Borno, close to Chibok, where on 14 April, the radical Islamist sect Boko Haram attacked a school and abducted more than 200 children who still have retained.
Boko Haram, struggle to impose their interpretation of Sharia (Islamic law) in Nigeria, a country with a Muslim majority in the north and predominantly Christian south.