Nigerian authorities on Sunday 5th June 2015 reported an attack in which gunmen targeted villages in northwest Nigeria, killing 32 people. In the incidence, the attackers entered villages of Kokeya and Chigama on motorbikes killing the villagers and setting ablaze several homesteads.
According to the authorities, the attackers looted the villagers, taking away livestock and other foodstuffs.
Nigerian authorities and other OSINT sources have recorded an increasing rate of attacks that have spread not only in the northern part of Nigeria but also in the south and in other neighboring countries.
- Over the past week, the Takfiri Boko Haram terrorist group has targeted mosques, villages and markets in Borno State in a fresh wave of attacks that have killed more than 200 people.
- The same Sunday 5th June 2015, a suicide bomber killed six people at a church in Potiskum, a town in northeast Nigeria hit by suspected Boko Haram attacks.
- Book haram militants’ attacks are in a bid to create an Islamist caliphate in Nigeria and spread it slowly to other parts of Africa.
The United States has expressed its commitment to support Nigeria in their fight against extremism. In a statement late Sunday, State Department spokesman John Kirby pledged condemned the recent attacks by Boko Haram extremists that have claimed more than 200 innocent lives.