13 Dead in Latest Boko Haram Attack
The Boko Haram terrorist group has killed 13 people and taken over at least five communities near the Khaddamari village of Borno State, Nigeria as of Wednesday.
The group destroyed the areas, which lie just 4.3 miles from Maiduguri, the state’s capital.
According to Vanguard, Boko Haram terrorists invaded the communities around 7 p.m. local time on Tuesday. They set several houses on fire after killing 13 people and injuring several others.
The group made international headlines in 2014 after abducting 276 Nigerian school girls from the Government Secondary School in Chibok.
The incident sparked the #BringBackOurGirls campaign, Millions from around the world tweeted the hashtag on social media in hopes of the girls’ safe return. Several of the girls remain missing, some believed to have been married off to members of the Boko Haram and used to execute suicide bombings in Northern Nigeria.
Last week, a young girl believed to be part of the group that was abducted escaped and was returned back to her family.
Police say Khaddamari village has often been the site for many Boko Haram attacks.