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ISLAMIC MILITANTS IN NIGERIA
KILL MORE THAN 14 CHRISTIANS IN RAMPAGE

More than 14 Christians were killed and seven kidnapped when members of a militant Islamic sect raided towns in northern Nigeria’s Borno state Monday, Sept. 20. Members of Al Sunna Wal Jamma, an Islamic sect known in Nigeria as the Taliban, reportedly carried out the raids in the towns of Bama and Gwoza.
Sixty members of the group attacked police stations in the towns, killing four policemen. Compass Direct reported that the group then went on a rampage in the local Christian communities, killing, raping and kidnapping residents and burning down homes.

A police spokesman confirmed that 14 bodies had been recovered from areas targeted by the raids, but said there may be “many more victims.” Police Deputy Inspector General Mike Okiro told a press conference in Maiduguri on Saturday, Sept. 25, that some of the Muslim militants were killed in a joint operation carried out by the police and the Nigerian army.
Okiro said that five militants who escaped into the neighboring Republic of Cameroon were arrested by security forces of that country. The Nigerian government has reportedly begun negotiations with Cameroon authorities to extradite the suspects.
The group had launched similar raids on towns and villages in neighboring Yobe state last January but was defeated by federal armed forces.


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