Boko Haram slaughters 150 in Nigeria

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.

ANI| Updated: Jul 03, 2015, 11:08 AM IST
Boko Haram slaughters 150 in Nigeria

London: 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.