London, July 3 (ANI): At least 150 people have been killed in an attack believed to have been carried out by Boko Haram militants in Nigeria’s north-eastern Borno state.
According to witnesses, gunmen stormed through the village of Kukawa near Lake Chad on Wednesday, killing 97 people, including women and children, reported the BBC.
In a separate attack carried out on Tuesday, militants gunned down 48 men after they had finished prayers in two villages near the town of Monguno, a resident said. The town had recently been captured by the terrorist group.
At least 17,000 people, mostly civilians, have been killed since 2009, when Boko Haram launched a deadly offensive to try to impose militant Islamist rule, according to Amnesty International. (ANI)