Boko Haram Kills Hundreds in Violent Rampage

“The militant Islamist group Boko Haram is suspected of killing hundreds of people in a brutal 12-hour rampage in northeastern Nigeria this week as a worldwide campaign continues to demand answers about the insurgents’ kidnapping of more than 250 schoolgirls last month.”

TIME

Boko Haram, the militant Islamist group behind the kidnapping of more than 200 schoolgirls last month, killed hundreds of people in a violent attack in northeast Nigeria earlier this week.

Suspected members of Boko Haram raided a town near the Cameroon border Monday and, during a 12-hour rampage, lit houses on fire and shot at locals, killing as many as 300 people, according to reports confirmed by the Associated Press on Thursday. The group is also reported to have kidnapped another eight girls in the region.

Boko Haram has been waging a deadly fight to create a separate Islamic state since 2009. It has recently drawn renewed international attention after it kidnapped nearly 300 girls from a school on April 14.

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday pledged to find the girls, saying at the World Economic Forum being hosted in Abuja that their rescue would mark “the beginning…

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