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Boko Haram kills at least 30 people in northeastern Nigeria

US Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) (L) talks with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) during a rally with fellow Democrats before voting on H.R. 1, or the People Act, on the East Steps of the US Capitol on March 08, 2019 in Washington, DC. (AFP photo)
Women fleeing from Boko Haram terrorists walk past burnt livestock at Mairi village on the outskirts of Maiduguri, capital of Nigeria’s northeastern province of Borno, on February 6, 2016. (AFP)

Boko Haram Takfiri terrorists have killed at least 30 people in raids on two villages in the crisis-stricken northeast of Nigeria.

According to local sources, the militants, on bikes and in vans, first attacked Kachifa village in the country’s northeastern Borno province on Friday night and killed eight villagers then launched their second raid on Saturday morning against the nearby Yakshari village, where they slaughtered 22 others.

Reports say that they claimed the lives of villagers by “slitting their throats before emptying food stores and taking away all the cattle.”

In their recent wave of terror acts in the volatile state, Boko Haram killed at least 85 people in a single village on January 30 and 58 more in a camp made for displaced people on February 9.

According to an AFP count, Boko Haram terrorists have killed more than 1,650 people since the inauguration of Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari in May 2015, and claimed the lives of over 17,000 people since the start of their insurgency in Nigeria in 2009. They also forced over 2.6 million others to flee their homes since then.

The terror group has pledged allegiance to the Daesh Takfiri group, which is wreaking havoc in Syria and Iraq.

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