Witness Says Boko Haram Burned Children Alive in Nigeria Village

Witness Says Boko Haram Burned Children Alive in Nigeria Village

Boko Haram burned 86 people alive this past weekend, according to a witness.

Published February 3rd

It's been close to two years since Boko Haram made headlines internationally for their human rights atrocity of kidnapping more than 200 Nigerian girls.

The terrorist group is now accused of more gruesome activities from this past weekend: the burning of 86 people alive, including many children, according to a witness who spoke to the Associated Press.

The attack happened Saturday night on three refugee camps where more than 25,000 people were living. The site of the terrorist attack is three miles from Maiduguri, Nigeria, in the northeast region of the country. A survivor described hiding in a tree and watching as Boko Haram set off firebombs at the villagers. The attacks lasted for almost four hours, the witness said. Suicide bombers also blew up near the people in the area.

The terrorists only backed down after troops arrived in the area and outnumbered the attackers with their weapons. As of Sunday afternoon, there were 86 dead bodies counted and more than 62 were injured.


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(Photo: AP Photo/Jossy Ola)

Written by Natelege Whaley

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