DOZENS KILLED IN ATTACK

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An attack by Islamic extremists killed dozens in the northeastern Nigerian village of Doron Baga, a major fishing center on the shores of Lake Chad. There are reports that suspected Boko Haram members drove into Doron Baga, in Borno state, “shooting people on sight.” However, The Nigerian Police are yet to have this attack confirmed to ascertain how many lives were lost.

Communication in the area is difficult because Boko Haram have destroyed mobile phone masts across the northeastern region, which means attacks often go unreported for days. Baga was the site of a mass killing in April 2013 where almost 200 people, mostly civilians, were killed and more than 2,000 homes were destroyed in crossfire between the Nigerian troops and Boko Haram.

A previous attack on Wednesday in Azaya Kura village in Borno, left at least 45 people dead when Boko Haram members surged through the village raiding homes and stealing livestock. According to an official UN report, at least 1.5 million people have fled their homes since Nigeria declared a state of emergency in Adamawa, Yobe and Borno states in May 2013.

Extracted and modified from Yahoo News.

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