Boko Haram Launches Three Attacks in Nigeria Killing Eight Christians

ICC Note: Boko Haram carried out at least three attacks in Northeast Nigeria, where they beheaded a village chief and his son, killed eight Christian villagers that were returning from church, and ambushed a convoy under military escort. The extremist group was responsible for the kidnapping of 300 schoolgirls in April 2014, and they have tried to negotiate with the government the release of the girls with that of their detained members.  Even though the attacks by the terrorist group have been less prevalent in the last few months, they continue to disturb the peace of civilians, especially Christians. In a video released a few weeks ago by one of Boko Haram leaders, the jihadist vows to persecute and kill Christians because of their faith.

9/20/2016, Nigeria (ABC News)- On Monday, the Musllim extremist insurgents shot and killed six civilians and wounded three soldiers traveling in a convoy, army spokesman Col. Sani Kukasheka Usman said. It happened on the highway about 45 kilometers (28 miles) south of Maiduguri, the biggest city in the northeast and birthplace of Boko Haram.

Extremists came to the village of Tallari before dawn Monday, beheaded village chief Ba’ Lawan and his son and then set their homes and others on fire, spokesman Abbas Gavi of the Vigilante Group of Nigeria, a self-defense force, said. Then they opened fire on fleeing villagers, killing two people and injuring others, he said.

On Sunday, insurgents on motorbikes gunned down people returning home from a church in Kwamjilari village, killing eight, according to survivors who fled to the town of Chibok.

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