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Nigeria: Eight Killed in Fresh Attack by Islamist Militants in Predominantly Christian Region

“The insurgents always come and do whatever they want and go back to come back another day”: the Nigerian government officials who should be protecting the Christians appear to be powerless to do so, or uninterested in doing so.

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“Eight Killed in Fresh Attack by Islamist Militants on Village in Borno State, Nigeria,” Barnabas Fund, May 5, 2022:

Eight villagers were killed on 3 May in a community in Borno State, Nigeria, that has been repeatedly attacked by Islamist militants.

Members of Boko Haram are suspected of carrying out the latest assault on Kautikari village, which is in a predominantly Christian region of Chibok Local Government Area (LGA). Another victim, an elderly woman, was killed in the nearby village of Kwada.

A survivor of the Kautikari attack said the militants invaded the village at about 7.30pm, shooting and setting fire to homes. Many people were wounded, and cattle and food stocks looted, he added.

Three Christians were killed in an assault on Kautikari in February 2022 that is thought to have been carried out by members of the Islamic State West Africa Province, an offshoot of Boko Haram.

After the raid a resident lamented that the government had abandoned the people of the area. “The insurgents always come and do whatever they want and go back to come back another day,” he stated….

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