The Courier-Mail

56 dead in cam­paign


MAIDUGURI: Is­lamic ex­trem­ist group Boko Haram killed 56 vil­lagers in a re­mote area, the gover­nor of Nige­ria said, as the Gov­ern­ment warned the ex­trem­ists were try­ing to ex­tend their vi­o­lent cam­paign.

Gover­nor Kashim Shet­tima con­firmed the at­tack in Baanu vil­lage dur­ing a meet­ing with the par­ents of the 219 girls ab­ducted from a school in the re­gion by the ex­trem­ists last year. Thurs­day marked 500 days of cap­tiv­ity of the girls from a school in Chi­bok.

“I want us all to un­der­stand that the Boko Haram cri­sis is a calamity that has be­fallen us, as the in­sur­gents do not dis­crim­i­nate whether some­body is Chris­tian or Mus­lim,” the gover­nor said.

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