More Than 45 Churches Destroyed, 258 Civilians Killed as Nigeria’s Northeast Descends Into Chaos

Boko Haram Activity - Photo by Nerika

Boko Haram militants murdered at least 83 civilians in three separate villages across northeast Nigeria’s predominantly Christian Gwoza area in Borno State. Faulty telecommunications equipment delayed reports of the incident from reaching Borno State’s capital of Maidguri until Wednesday, June 4.

Uniformed men in camouflaged, military-grade trucks descended on Attagara, Agapalawa and Aganjara villages Tuesday, indiscriminately firing on and killing at least 83 civilians and wounding an unknown number of others.

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