• Boko Haram Dressed As Preachers To Trap And Kill People

    Boko Haram militants disguised themselves as preachers, rounded up villagers in a mosque and pretended to preach Islam before opening fire on the crowd and killing at least 24 Sunday.

    “People didn’t know the Boko Haram men came for attack because they lied to our people that they came for preaching,” witness Simeon Buba told Reuters. “They opened fire on them and killed many people.”

    The attack occurred in northeastern Nigeria.

    Boko Haram kidnapped more than 400 women and children in Damasak after troops from Chad and Niger freed the city from militants in late March. (RELATED: Nigerian Terrorist Group Kidnapped Hundreds Of Women And Children)

    Boko Haram pledged allegiance to the Islamic State, a terrorist organization with territory spanning Syria and Iraq, in early March.

    Unsuccessful attempts at stopping the terror group’s six-year insurgency contributed to Goodluck Jonathan losing his re-election bid in Nigeria’s presidential elections last week, reported Reuters.

    Follow Erica on Twitter

    Content created by The Daily Caller News Foundation is available without charge to any eligible news publisher that can provide a large audience. For licensing opportunities of our original content, please contact licensing@dailycallernewsfoundation.org.

    Powered by WPeMatico

    Surge Wire

    Breaking news and analysis from around the globe courtesy of Daily Surge.

    Trending Now on Daily Surge

    Send this to a friend