Extremists ‘on rampage’ in Nigeria

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Published: Wednesday 28th January 2015 by The News Editor

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Islamic extremists are rampaging through villages in north-east Nigeria and no troops have been deployed to protect civilians, according to residents.

They say more than 40 people have been killed this week in seven villages in Adamawa state, with houses and mosques burned down and businesses and homes looted.

State legislator Adamu Kamale said he has appealed in vain to authorities to send troops since the attacks began on Friday, and militants attacked Michika town on Monday.

People fleeing militant attacks in neighbouring Borno state report Boko Haram fighters saying they are preparing “a big grave” in Maiduguri, the biggest city in the north east where troops repelled an offensive by hundreds of militants on Sunday.

The extremists are increasing attacks as Nigeria prepares for elections on February 14.

Published: Wednesday 28th January 2015 by The News Editor

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