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ICC Note: Nigeria’s 55th independence day was rocked by another attack from the notorious Islamic radical group Boko Haram. 11 villagers were killed in the early morning hours of October 2. Militants entered the villages of Bitiku, Kubu, and Kirchinga of Madagali located in Adamawa state, destroying homes and buildings throughout their rampage. The villagers were unaware of Boko Haram’s entrance into their villages as local vigilantes were not prepared. The attacks come at a time where the Nigerian Military has been quoted as saying major progress has been made in stopping the Islamist groups advance in the surrounding regions. Boko Haram is notorious for targeting Christian communities through murder, kidnapping, and rape. 

By Senator Iroegbu and Daji Sani

10/02/2015 Nigeria (All Africa) – As Nigerians nationwide celebrated the country’s 55th independence anniversary, residents of three communities in Madagali Local Government Area of Adamawa State were thrown into mourning on Thursday, when suspected members of the Boko Haram terror sect attacked their villages, killing 11 persons in the process.

An eyewitness, who confirmed the attack, said the insurgents in their hundreds stormed Bitiku, Kubu and Kirchinga villages of Madagali in the wee hours of yesterday, slaughtered 11 persons and destroyed several buildings.

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