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Boko Haram kills seven in northeastern Nigeria

A file photo of Boko Haram militants

Boko Haram Takfiri militants have killed seven people in northeastern Nigeria.

Local official sources said on Tuesday the attack was carried out on Sunday evening in the town of Madagali, Adamawa State.

“They killed seven people and burnt 10 houses,” said Maina Ularamu, a former official with the Madagali local government.

“We are calling on the security agencies ... to flush out the insurgents because they use the bush as their operational base from where they attack Madagali and its environs.”

Adamawa police spokesman Abubakar Othman confirmed Ularamu’s statement and said two people were also injured in the attack.

Madagali and nearby towns and villages have been repeatedly attacked by Boko Haram in recent months.

On December 28, 2015 thirty people were killed in two bombings at a market in Madagali.

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari declared weeks ago that Boko Haram had been “technically” defeated. The militants are said to be losing their stronghold in Borno State.

Buhari said the Takfiri group had lost its military capability to launch “conventional attacks” against security forces or community centers.

Following Buhari’s comments, Boko Haram terrorists launched a wave of attacks in the northeast of the country, killing dozens of people and injuring scores more.

Over the past few years, Boko Haram have killed about 20,000 people in Nigeria, and hundreds of others in neighboring Cameroon, Niger and Chad.

The militants are affiliated to the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group.

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