Boko Haram Militants Kill 11 in Raid on Five Nigerian Villages

Boko Haram militants killed 11 people in a raid on five villages near Maiduguri in Nigeria’s northeastern Borno state, according to a pro-government militia member.

The insurgents razed the villages in an attack that lasted for two hours in the evening of May 24, Hassan Ibrahim, a member of a youth vigilante group that fights alongside the Nigerian army, said by phone.

Boko Haram has killed thousands of people and displaced more than 2 million Nigerians in a seven-year campaign to establish its version of Islamic law in Africa’s biggest economy and top oil producer. The group was beaten back from territories it held early last year but continues to carry out suicide bombings and hit-and-run attacks on soft targets such as markets and bus terminals.

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