Suspected Boko Haram rebels staged another attack in a northeast Nigerian village, killing 29 farm workers, police said.
The Islamist militants also destroyed most of the village of Chukku Nguddoa and wounded another 10 people on Wednesday, a police source in Borno state said.
According to Reuters:
Bomb attacks are growing more sophisticated, including two on the capital Abuja last month, and massacres of villagers in the area where Boko Haram is based are an almost daily occurrence.
Boko Haram initially attacked mostly security forces, government officials and sometimes Islamic clerics who spoke out against it.
But when President Goodluck Jonathan ordered a military offensive a year ago to flush them out, civilians formed vigilante groups to help out – and themselves became targets.
The mounting killings of civilians, and the government’s apparent inability to halt them, have triggered widespread anger.
On Thursday, Nigerian teachers went on strike and staged rallies to protest against the kidnapping of hundreds of schoolgirls, also carried out by Boko Haram. The group is also responsible for the killing of 173 teachers over the years.
We’ll keep you updated with the latest in Nigeria.
SOURCE: Reuters | VIDEO SOURCE: News Inc.