WORLD — Boko Haram Militants Kill 10 During Raid On Nigerian Village Despite Being Driven Out Weeks Earlier

A group of militants from the Islamist terrorist group Boko Haram killed 10 people in Pambula-Kwamda village in the Madagali district of Nigeria’s Adamawa state on Friday, despite the Nigerian military wresting control of the city in March. The militants had held the village securely since August last year before being forced out by an army counteroffensive. According to an official statement released on Monday by local Chairman Maina Ularamu, residents had been sleeping when the attacks occurred.

According to Ularamu, the militants entered the city largely unarmed except for machetes.

“[The] residents of the village [said] the attackers didn’t have much weapons, and many of them carried no arms at all. They only fired a few shots when they were leaving after the attack,” he explained to CNN on Monday. “We believe the attackers are the same people raiding villages in the area recently and are hiding in nearby bushes and mountains.”



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