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30 Killed in Boko Haram Raids on 2 Northeast Nigerian Villages - Reports

© AP Photo / Image taken from video by Nigeria's Boko Haram terrorist network
Image taken from video by Nigeria's Boko Haram terrorist network - Sputnik International
Nigeria’s Boko Haram Islamist fighters have killed at least 30 people in raids on two northeastern villages, the Civilian Joint Task Force (JTF) self-defense militia told the Sahara Reporters online outlet on Saturday.

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MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The outlet cited sources as saying Boko Haram gunmen pillaged the remote villages of Kachifa and Yakhari "In utility vehicles and on bicycles."

"[Boko Haram] has slaughtered 22 people in Yakhari village today, including children, and our food items were looted," a JTF source told the outlet by phone near the Borno state town of Biu.

Eight people were shot dead late Friday in Kachifa before the village was burned down, the JTF source added, saying "there is nothing standing there as I am speaking to you."

Boko Haram began large-scale attacks in northeast Nigeria in 2009, seeking to establish fundamentalist sharia law on territories under its control.

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