Boko Haram Kills 12 As Army Tries To Save Civilians

Channels Television  
Updated April 18, 2015

Boko HaramMembers of  militant group, Boko Haram, have reportedly killed 12 people in another bloody attack on Friday, near Gwoza in Borno State, northeast Nigeria.

The attack occurred as the Nigerian Army was trying to evacuate civilians from the area in batches.

A witness, whose parents were killed in the attack, said the militants struck after the soldiers had moved one set of people from the hills around Gwoza, where they had been hiding from the terror attacks.

Before the soldiers could go back for the remaining people, “some Boko Haram members attacked them and slit the throats of 12 people,” the witness said.

Military operations by Nigeria, supported by Chad, Niger and Cameroon had, however, successfully pushed members of the sect out of most of the areas they had controlled before now, decimating their operational capabilities.

Gwoza, was one of the last places recaptured from the militants by the troops, but pockets of violence are still reported in some areas in the northeast.