Nigeria Boko Haram killed at least 150 people during Ramadan 


July 3, Abuja: Around 150 people are reported to have killed when suspected Boko Haram Islamist militants attacked worshippers during the holy month of Ramadan in a series of mosques in northeastern town of Kukawa, Nigeria.

Eyewitnesses said that victims mostly men including women and children, were killed in the remote town of Kukawa, and that the death toll was expected to rise.

On Tuesday, the militants shot dead 48 men after they had finished prayers in two villages near the town of Monguno, a resident said. The women are said to have been spared.

Monguno was recently recaptured from Boko Haram.

At least 23 people died in the town last month after a confiscated Boko Haram bomb exploded during celebrations to mark the successful military operation against the Islamist group.

According to Amnesty International, at least 17,000 people, mostly civilians, have been killed since 2009, when Boko Haram launched its violent uprising to try to impose militant Islamist rule.

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