ICC Note: Boko Haram murdered 43 Nigerians in four villages on Monday night. Insurgents slit the throats of some of their victims, while shooting others according to police. Details of the attacks were late to surface, due to a lack of phone networks in the area. Kilwa, Gwollam, Misala, and Magaram were the four villages Boko Haram struck. The attacks came at the end of the Muslim holiday month of Ramadan, in which Boko Haram has been active in murdering scores of Christians and Muslims alike all across northern Nigeria.
By Aminu Abubakar with Aderogba Obisesan
7/14/15, Lagos, Nigeria (AFP) – Boko Haram gunmen killed dozens of people in four villages in northeast Nigeria, slitting some residents’ throats and opening fire on others, one resident and the police said on Tuesday.
“Boko Haram gunmen came into our villages at night, killing 43 people,” said Sheriff Kulo, from Kilwa village near Monguno, who escaped to the Borno state capital, Maiduguri.
There was no corroboration of his death toll but the state police commissioner confirmed the raids, which happened late last Friday.
Details have only just emerged because of poor to non-existent phone networks in the remote area.
Boko Haram has mounted almost daily raids, bombings and suicide attacks in northeast Nigeria since May 29, when Muhammadu Buhari became president vowing to crush the six-year Islamist uprising.