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Sympathizers Wonder Why Boko Haram Killed Nearly 150 People In Ramadan

The continuous killing of innocent folks by suspected Boko Haram militants is making some Nigerians wonder why the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) party is yet to stop the carnage based on their seeming magical wand to nail the activities of the dreaded sect in the bud as soon as they assumed office from May 29 till date.
The recent reported death of nearly 150 people killed in the northeastern area of the country is quite alarming. Security officials described the incidents as the worst attack as it is commonplace in the media that 97 people were killed in the town of Kukawa near Lake Chad Wednesday evening.
Witnesses said gunmen entered some mosques and shot men as they were praying before the end of the Ramadan fast. The attackers were said to have proceeded from the mosques and attacked people’s homes and shot women who were preparing meals.
This particular attack has been considered by some social commentators as one of the most barbaric acts of the dangerous sect, hiding under the umbrella of religion to kill innocent people.
“If they are actually fighting for the interest of any religion, why did they go into mosques to kill men that were praying? What was their offence for serving God? What is actually the purpose of their killing innocent local people, most of whom are not even educated?” These are among the numerous questions many sympathizers of the families that lost their loved ones in the latest attacks have asked.
Apart from the above incident, the aimless militants were also reported to have attacked a village near the town of Monguno late Tuesday and killed 48 people. According to witnesses’ accounts, gunmen ordered men and women to separate and killed only the men.
Boko Haram, means “Western education is a sin,” in Hausa language. Statistical figures reveal that the insurgency has driven an estimated 1.5 million Nigerians from their homes in the north-eastern part of the country. Some of the internally displaced people (IDPs) are now residing in a refugee camp in Edo State, and calls are being made to philanthropic individuals and corporate organizations to come to their aid.

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