Suspected Boko Haram attack causes 30 dead in Nigeria

Tuesday, June 24th, 2014 10:44:17 by
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At least 30 people have died in a series of attacks attributed to militia Boko Haram according to local authorities and residents of the area. These murders were carried out during a series of attacks by insurgents in the village of Kummabza in Borno State (Nigeria), during the last seven days, according to residents who fled the area.

“The village was also destroyed. Few survivors who do not have their own transport, women and men, but especially the elderly, have stepped up Lassa, which is 25 kilometers away,” as explained by a high rank officer of  local government.

In addition to the attack, local authorities and residents speak more than 60 abducted by the militant group. This information has not been confirmed by the Ministry of Defence in Abuja while being investigated, reports France Presse and Reuters.

In this same region, the militia abducted more than 200 students in April. Girls under consideration on April 14 in a high school in the village of Chibok when an armed group attacked the center. Militants surrounded the school and took the adolescents on a truck. After the kidnapping, 53 of them escaped, which were joined by four others who escaped from where they were held.

Kidnapping of Nigerian Students has caused international stir. Since the news broke, several international leaders and personalities from public life asked, through a campaign on social networking sites, instant release. Among the participants of this initiative, which rested with the slogan “Bring back our girls”  through social networks, Michelle Obama was, among others.

The states of Borno, Yobe and Adamawa are in a state of emergency since May 2013 due to the insurgency of Boko Haram radical Islamist militia. There are at least 2,000 deaths recorded in these northeastern states since the military intensified its violent campaign in 2009, when police killed the founder of the sect, Mohammed Yusuf.

With 170 million inhabitants integrated in over 200 tribal groups, Nigeria, the most populous African country is dvided for its deep political, religious and regional differences.

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