Friday, 17 June 2016

Boko Haram kill 18 women during funeral in Adamawa

Boko Haram militants have on Thursday shot dead 18 women at a funeral at Kuda, Adamawa State.  They rampaged through a village, setting houses on fire and shooting at random.

Resident Moses Kwagh told Reuters that people waited until three hours after the attack and had then counted 18 women's bodies. Some women were still missing, he said.

A police source confirmed the attack but said it was not yet clear how many people had been killed.

State lawmaker Emmanuel Tsamdu told Reuters: "I am yet to get the details on how it happened and the real number of people killed. I have sent hunters to go to the area and get me the details because people are afraid to go to the village."

Kuda is close to the Sambisa Forest, a vast colonial-era game reserve where Boko Haram militants hide in secluded camps to avoid the Nigerian military. The village was attacked by Boko Haram militants in February.

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