Boko Haram beheads village chief in northeast attack

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A self-defence group says Boko Haram insurgents have attacked a village in northeast Nigeria and beheaded the local chief and his son.

(FILES)-- A file of a screengrab taken on October 2, 2014 from a video released by the Nigerian Islamist extremist group Boko Haram and obtained by AFP shows the leader of the Nigerian Islamist extremist group Boko Haram, Abubakar Shekau. Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau has threatened Cameroon in a message on the video-sharing site YouTube, warning that the same fate would befall the country as neighbouring Nigeria. The video, which was posted on January 5, 2015, is directly addressed to Cameroon's President Paul Biya after repeated fighting between militants and troops in the country's far north. "Oh Paul Biya, if you don't stop this, your evil plot, you will taste what has befallen Nigeria... Your troops cannot do anything to us," Shekau said in Arabic. AFP PHOTO / BOKO HARAM = RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / BOKO HARAM" - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS =-/AFP/Getty Images

Abbas Gavi of the Vigilante Group of Nigeria said the Islamic extremists came to the village of Tallari before dawn Monday.

He says they slit the throat of village chief Ba’ Lawan and his son, then set their home and others on fire.

Then they opened fire on fleeing villagers, killing two people and injuring others.

Tallari is near Chibok, the town from which the extremists kidnapped nearly 300 schoolgirls in April 2014. Dozens escaped on their own but 217 girls remain missing.

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Boko Haram has said it will swap the girls for detained extremists but the government says negotiations have faltered as the group suffers a leadership struggle.

9 thoughts on “Boko Haram beheads village chief in northeast attack

  1. In the wake of 21st century primitive savages from the northern part of Nigeria in sub Saharan Africa
    So sad

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