97 feared dead in fresh terrorist attack

The insurgents, numbering about 50, invaded Kukawa Village on Wednesday, July 1, 2015, witnesses said.


Boko Haram terrorists have reportedly killed 97 people in a Borno State community.

“The attackers have killed at least 97 people,” a native of the village, Kolo, who said he counted the bodies, told AFP.

“They wiped out the immediate family of my uncle...They killed his children, about five of them, and set his entire house ablaze,” Kolo added.

“The terrorists first descended on Muslim worshippers in various mosques who were observing the Maghrib prayer shortly after breaking their fast. They…opened fire on the worshippers who were mostly men and young children,” another witness, Babami Alhaji said.

“They spared nobody. In fact, while some of the terrorists waited and set most of the corpses on fire, others proceeded to houses and shot indiscriminately at women who were preparing food,” he added.

Boko Haram has intensified their attacks of recent after a momentary recession before former President, Goodluck Jonathan vacated office.


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