Posted by News Express | 30 August 2015 | 3,310 times
At least 56 persons have been killed in Nganzai town in Borno State in Nigeria’s volatile North-East region.
Governor of the State, Kashim Shettima, confirmed the killing which occurred on Friday.
The killing was carried out by suspected insurgents, who had earlier attacked neighbouring Gudumbali and were repelled by the military before they moved to Badu village in Nganzai where they unleashed terror.
Governor Kashim condemned the attack and said that a committee had since been despatched to the area to assess the extent of the damage and conduct burial for the victims.
Security authorities are yet to speak on the incident.
Boko Haram terrorists have carried out series of attacks on communities, places of worship, schools and public places in the North-East in the last six years.
They claim to be seeking to establish an Islamic State and end Western education in the region but Muslims have disowned them, saying their murderous campaign has nothing to do with Islam.
President Muhammadu Buhari recently gave the Service Chiefs three months to defeat the devilish sect.
•Adapted from a Channels TV report. Photo shows Boko Haram insurgents.
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