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ICC Note: Boko Haram militants continue their rampage in northern Nigeria, attacking three villages in Borno State in the northeast, killing 30 people. While the identity of the victims remains unclear, the assault resembles the kind of brutal operation the militant Islamists have exacted across the region for the past six years, slaughtering mostly majority-Christian villages. Recently, Boko Haram has targeted Christians less specifically, instead waging a broader swath of destruction, murdering people of all faiths in their desperate insurgency to create an Islamic State in Africa.

12/16/15 Warwara, Nigeria (AFP) – Boko Haram militants have attacked three villages in north-eastern Nigeria, leaving 30 people dead and 20 wounded, according to vigilantes.

Mustapha Karimbe, a civilian helping the Nigerian military fight the Islamist group, said the militants invaded Warwara, Mangari and Bura-Shika in Borno state, slaughtering their victims before setting the villages on fire.

“Most of the victims were slaughtered and most of the wounded [had suffered] machete cuts,” Mr Karimbe said.

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