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Boko Haram escalates terror campaign in Nigeria; Christian town attacked

December 02, 2014

Militants have attacked the northeastern Nigerian town of Shani, a largely Christian town in Borno State.

The Islamist movement Boko Haram, whose campaign of terror has displaced one million Nigerians from their homes, is suspected in the November 29 nighttime attack.

“They rode on motorcycles and were more than 30 men,” one resident told Reuters. “They started throwing bombs into houses … Then the Boko Haram fired shots at people fleeing.”

Boko Haram has conducted attacks in three state capitals in recent days, including a mosque in Kano, a large city market in Maidiguri, and government buildings in Damaturu.

 


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