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Witnesses claim that a women was shot whilst giving birth in brutal Boko Haram attacks,




In their latest attack in Nigeria, fundamentalist Islamic group Boko Haram are said to have killed in the region of 2000 civilians. However government spokesmen have disputed this number as mass speculation and have placed the official death toll at 150.

Two towns, Baga and Dorong Baga were attacked by Boko Haram who indiscriminately killed civilians and also burned homes and businesses to the ground. Large areas of vegetation were also razed in the attack.

Amnesty International estimate that 620 buildings were destroyed in Baga and more than 3100 buildings were destroyed in Dorong Baga making this one of Boko Harams most severe attacks to date.

Witnesses of the atrocity claim that one of the victims was murdered whilst giving birth and that the terrorists also shot and killed children who were trying to flee the violence.

In recent days the leader of Boko Haram  has hailed the attacks in Paris saying he was pleased by the attacks and subsequent murders.  Little is known about the leader of Boko Haram and his recent comments have lead to concern that Boko Haram’s recent interest in the acts of ISIS and the Taliban may mean that they wish to join forces to further the cause of fundamental Jihadist on a more global level.

 

 

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