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Boko Haram Takfiris attack Nigeria village, kill civilian

A handout photo released by the Nigerian Army on February 27, 2015 shows Anti-Aircraft Guns captured from Boko Haram militants in Bara, Gulani district of Yobe State. (Photo by AFP)

A civilian has been killed and his house torched by the Takfiri Boko Haram terrorists during a raid on a village in northeastern Nigeria, a police official says.

According to Toyin Gbadegesin, the local state police spokesman, the incident occurred in Babban Gida village, in the northeastern Nigerian state of Yobe on Sunday.

"The terrorists initially shot dead a man and burnt his thatched hut on the outskirts of the village," Gbadegesin said.

He added that the Takfiri terrorists also stole two police vehicles but were eventually forced out.

“They attacked the police station where troops engaged them in a fight which forced them to retreat,” said the spokesman.

Last month, the Nigerian government said the terrorist group had been "technically" defeated, but sporadic Boko Haram attacks in the northeastern part of the country still continue.

Some 20,000 people have been killed and more than 2.5 million others made homeless since the beginning of the Boko Haram militancy in Nigeria in 2009.

The militants have recently pledged allegiance to the Takfiri Daesh terrorist group, which is primarily operating in Syria and Iraq.

Boko Haram has spread its attacks from northeastern Nigeria, its traditional stronghold, to the neighboring countries of Chad, Niger and Cameroon.

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