10 Christian's civilians killed during night attack in Nigeria
Nigerian authorities say that alleged militant Islamist fighters have killed 10 Christian civilians in an overnight attack in the north-eastern Borno state.

The actual identity of the attackers has not been yet established; however military officials strongly believe that the extremist group, Boko Haram, was responsible for the attack.

Reports indicated that the gunmen later attacked government installations and churches, near the Cameroon border, killing five police officers in the process.

According to witnesses, the attackers went from house to house in the Christian dominated area of Chibok village, and slit the throats of 10 people with machetes.

Meanwhile, in the town of Gamboru Ngala, located near the border with Cameroon, a group of armed gunmen killed five police officers, after attacking a police station, and a local church.

Boko Haram, who name literally translates as, "Western education in forbidden", was founded in 2002 and has carried out a series of killings and attacks in the countries northern and central regions since 2009.

The group has been battling government forces in the country, with the aim of imposing their own interpretation of Sharia Law across the country.

The group has attacked churches, schools, government building, police stations, rival Mosques and public areas killing thousands of people in the process.
Last Modified: 2012-12-03 12:00:01
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