More blood, more Islam.
Boko Haram militants slit the throats of 11 alleged “traitors,” witnesses said in the first news of desertions from the Nigerian Islamic extremist group.
Debris at the site of a suicide bomb attack at a market in Maiduguri, Nigeria, Monday June 22, 2015.
Source: Associated Press
The militants arrived before dawn and went door to door in northeastern Miringa town, said resident Muhammad Kimba.
“They actually dragged out 11 persons to the Eid praying ground outside the town and slaughtered all of them,” said Kimba.
It is the fifth attack in a week that left 173 people killed as Boko Haram Islamic extremists appear to obey an Islamic State group order to step up attacks in the holy month of Ramadan. Boko Haram became the ISIS group’s West Africa franchise earlier this year.
Yesterday, a woman and a girl strapped with explosives blew up and killed 13 people at a crowded market and a military checkpoint in Malari village, just outside Maiduguri city, according to security guard Abba Shehu.
In the most deadly attack, the militants targeted several mosques in Kukawa town on Thursday, gunning down nearly 100 praying worshippers. Kukawa is 180 kilometres northeast of Maiduguri.