Boko Haram Strikes Near Chibok, Killing Dozens and 'Torching Homes'

Boko Haram Strikes Near Chibok, Killing Dozens and 'Torching Homes'

On June 21 Boko Haram fighters struck Kwarangilam and Koronginim–two villages near Chibok, the town from which Boko Haram fighters abducted 200 school girls in April.

According to the BBC, the attack on the two villages lasted about six hours and included a “shooting spree,” after which residents were chased “into the bush and homes were torched.”

Witnesses said “attackers in military uniforms arrived in sports utility vehicles and on motorbikes shouting ‘Allahu Akbar’ and shooting everyone in sight.”

Witnesses also said, “Nigerian air force planes and soldiers [took] part in a counter offensive,” which left the bodies of some Boko Haram fighters smoldering in vehicles outside the towns.

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