Registration was successful!
Please follow the link from the email sent to

Boko Haram Militants Seize Nigerian Town of Baga, Local Military Base

© AP Photo / Jossy Ola, FileNigeria’s home-grown Islamic extremist Boko Haram group strike
Nigeria’s home-grown Islamic extremist Boko Haram group strike - Sputnik International
Subscribe
The Islamist Boko Haram group has seized the town of Baga in northeastern Nigeria, one of the last cities in the region under government control, killing many locals and setting the town ablaze.

Image taken from video by Nigeria's Boko Haram terrorist network - Sputnik International
Boko Haram Gunmen Kidnap 40 in Nigeria on New Year’s Eve: Reports
MOSCOW, January 4 (Sputnik) — Boko Haram militants have seized the Nigerian town of Baga and the local military base, BBC reported Sunday.

The Islamist Boko Haram group has seized the town of Baga in northeastern Nigeria, one of the last cities in the region under government control, killing many locals and setting the town ablaze, BBC said, citing local residents who fled by boat to neighboring Chad.

According to the broadcaster, troops abandoned a local military base following the militants’ attack on Saturday. The base was used by a multinational force, which battles the insurgents. The group reportedly also kidnapped 40 young boys and men in a nearby village.

Boko Haram is a militant group, which aims at establishing an Islamic state in northern Nigeria. Large swathes of land in the Borno State, as well as in neighboring Adamawa and Yobe are believed to be under control of the Islamists. Boko Haram insurgency left over 10,000 people dead.

The group drew international outrage after kidnapping 276 schoolgirls from the Chibok village in April 2014 and subjecting them to physical, psychological and sexual abuse for refusing to convert to Islam.

Newsfeed
0
To participate in the discussion
log in or register
loader
Chats
Заголовок открываемого материала