Boko Haram massacres many Nigerians in fresh attack  Updated for 2021

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Updated: March 1, 2021


Boko Haram terrorists killed scores of people in Nigeria on Saturday morning and plundered the already impoverished area before fleeing.

The fresh attack occurred in Dar village in Madagali local government area of Adamawa in Nigeria’s Northeast region.

Papka Medugu, a resident of Madagali told a local television station, TVCNews, that the terrorists stormed the village and opened fire randomly.

TVCNews reported that Kilariju, another resident in the village, who sustainted severe gunshot injuries was in critical condition, but could not get proper treatment because of the ongoing strike by medical and health workers.

Why it matters: Boko Haram terrorists escalated attacks in Nigeria in recent months at the same time the government of President Muhammadu Buhari had hoped that the insurgents, who are trying to create a caliphate around the Lake Chad Basin, had been “technically defeated”.

A regional force made up of troops from Cameroon, Nigeria, Chad, Niger and Benin has been battling the terrorists and making substantial gains. But many in Washington DC where President Buhari met with President Donald Trump on April 30 and reminded the world he was getting weapons from the United States have argued that a military solution alone would not work.

They have said tackling poverty, injustices and messages of hate in the region in addition to a military solution would be more effective than bombs and guns.

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