Dozens of suspected Boko Haram terrorists destroyed another Nigerian village this week.
Early Tuesday morning (March 3, 2015) gunmen attached the village of Njaba, in Nigeria’s Borno state, where they killed at least 65 people and burned the village to the ground. Most of the dead – including children – were both shot and their throats slit before the entire village was set afire. It is reported that the gunman targeted men and boys between the ages of 13 and 19 and killed them alongside their parents. Children younger than 13 were spared.
Survivors says the gunmen came during morning prayers and tossed petrol bombs into homes and opened fire on everyone they saw. They particularly targeted teenagers, elderly people, and anyone trying to flee. The attack wasn’t immediately reported because of the remoteness of the area and destroyed cell phone towers from previous Boko Haram attacks.
Boko Haram has taken control of mass areas in northern Nigera as well as carried out cross-border raids into Chad, Cameroon and Niger. They have killed thousands of people in efforts to establish an Islamic state. Chad, Cameroon, and Niger have joined Nigeria in forming a military coalition tasked with recapturing towns and villages from Boko Haram.
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