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Boko Haram Kills 56 Villagers in Nigeria | TIME
FILE- In this Thursday, July. 31, 2015 file photo, women and children rescued by Nigerian soldiers from Boko Haram extremists in the northeast of Nigeria arrive at the military office in Maiduguri. Nigerian troops rescued 178 people from Boko Haram in attacks that destroyed several camps of the Islamic extremists in the northeast of the country, an army statement said Sunday, Aug. 2. Spokesman Col. Tukur Gusau said that 101 of those freed are children, along with 67 women and 10 men. (AP Photo/Jossy Ola file)

Boko Haram Kills 56 Villagers in Nigeria | TIME

Islamic extremist group Boko Haram killed 56 villagers in a remote area, the governor of Borno State said Sunday, as the government warned that the extremists are trying to extend their violent campaign.

Gov. Kashim Shettima confirmed the attack in Baanu village during a meeting with the parents of the 219 girls abducted from a school in the region by the extremists last year. Thursday marked 500 days of captivity of the girls from a school in Chibok.

“I want us all to understand that the Boko Haram crisis is a calamity that has befallen us, as the insurgents do not discriminate whether somebody is Christian or Muslim, neither do they have any tribal sympathy or affiliations. Just yesterday they killed 56 people in Baanu village of Nganzai local government, as I am speaking to you their corpses are still littered on the street of the village because virtually everyone in the village had to run for their lives”.

Source: Boko Haram Kills 56 Villagers in Nigeria | TIME