Boko Haram’s attacks in Nigeria have increased over the past few weeks following the inauguration of a new president who has vowed to take down the extremist group.
Tuesday alone witnessed the death of at least twelve people at the hands of Boko Haram fighters when they raided an agrarian community located along a highway connecting Borno and the neighbouring Yobe state. The community of Warsala came under heavy attack late Tuesday, resulting in the burning of houses and vehicles and numerous deaths and injuries.
Located 110 km away from Maiduguri, capital of the Borno State which houses Boko Haram, the small community has been rattled significantly. This latest attack almost breaks 1,000 people being killed by Boko Haram since early June, and will only increase pressure on Nigeria’s new President Buhari to do something quickly about the group that is currently terrorizing innocent civilians.