Boko Haram Kills 28 in NE Nigeria

Boko Haram Kills 28 in NE NigeriaBoko Haram Kills 28 in NE Nigeria

Boko Haram extremists killed 28 people during attacks on remote villages in northeast Nigeria, members of a civilian defense group said on Friday.

A total of 24 people were killed in an attack Tuesday night in Marfunudi, according to resident Abubakar Jojo. The town is roughly 80 kilometers from the Borno state capital of Maiduguri, France24 reported.

Jojo said the insurgents slit the throats of many of the victims. Witnesses said the militants also attacked the village of Kafa on Thursday, killing four people.

Meanwhile, the Nigerian Army said that during a search operation in villages suspected to be Boko Haram enclaves in Borno, they discovered and destroyed an improvised explosives device-making factory and arrested three suspected Boko Haram members.

More than 1,000 people have been killed since Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari was elected in March with a pledge to wipe out the militants, whose six-year-old uprising has killed a total of 20,000 people. Nearly two million have been driven from their homes.

 10 Militants Sentenced to Death

A court in Chad on Friday sentenced 10 suspected members of Boko Haram to death in connection with a double suicide bombing in June that killed 38 people in the capital N’Djamena.

“The 10 Boko Haram defendants have been condemned to death,” declared the ruling in Chad’s first trial of Boko Haram members.

The defendants were accused of criminal conspiracy, murder, destruction with explosives, fraud and illegal possession of arms and ammunition as well as using psychotropic substances.

Doctors Without Borders said Friday that 75,000 refugees from Niger, Nigeria and Chad have been displaced from their homes in recent weeks due to attacks in the Lake Chad area.