Boko Haram attacked a town in Nigerian Borno State
Boko Haram terrorists attacked the community of Mainok in Borno state on Sunday, seizing control of the town.
“Their motorcade moved straight to the location of Kafela primary school as they started sporadic shooting.” A resident told Daily Trust Nigeria, “We are currently indoors praying for our safety, that’s all I can say for now.”
The assault comes just days after insurgents raided Geidam, the headquarters of Geidam Local Government Area of Yobe state.
The Islamic terrorist group Boko Haram has killed tens of thousands of Christians in Nigeria and displaced millions in an attempt to discard western influence and impose strict Islamic Sharia law. They target those who do not share their radical interpretation of Islam, often attacking villages and forcefully converting Christians, other religious minorities, and the many Muslims who they feel do not appropriately adhere to the teachings of Muhammed.
While the Nigerian military repeatedly insists that the group has been defeated, attacks are ongoing, with soldiers being particularly targeted in recent months.