Boko Haram raid kills eight civilians in northeast Nigeria

Boko Haram raid kills eight civilians in northeast Nigeria
# 24 July 2015 00:34 (UTC +04:00)

A local resident said Thursday that the heavily-armed militants attacked the village of Pompomari in the northeastern Borno State on Wednesday.

"The gunmen we believe to be from Boko Haram came into our village around 9 pm yesterday (Wednesday) and shot dead eight people," AFP quoted Umar Goni, a resident of the village of Pompomari, as saying.

The death toll has been confirmed by a member of a vigilante group which assists the military in fighting the militant group.

Also on Wednesday, local Nigerian security officials said at least 40 people were feared dead in multiple bomb explosions in the northeastern Gombe State.

Meanwhile, Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari strongly censured the United States for refusing to provide his soldiers with weapons in their fight against Boko Haram militants.

Buhari said Washington “aided and abetted” the militants in his country by refusing to arm Nigerian forces over alleged human rights concerns.

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