29 April 2016
Fulani herdsman numbering up to 30 were killed by Boko Haram militants in northern Nigerian last weekend when they raided the village of Alau in Borno state.
“One of the herdsmen escaped and confirmed to us that he is the only survivor,” Amadu Kusuri, the northeast coordinator of the Fulani Miyetti Allah Association, said on Thursday.
The Islamist insurgents also kidnapped women and children and stole livestock in the attack on April 24, Babangida Ali, the brother of one of those killed in Alau, said in a phone chat.
Even in the midst of the progress Nigeria has been making in the battle against Boko Haram – whom has staged a violent seven-year campaign to forcibly enforce its version of Islamic law on the country, the group has continued to carry out heavy massacres in remote areas and suicide bombings in towns and cities.