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Friday 25 April 2014

Islamist extremists in Nigeria slit 44 villagers' throats in dawn attack

Islamist extremists have killed at least 44 villagers in continuing attacks in an Islamic uprising in north-east Nigeria.

Islamist extremists have killed at least 44 villagers in continuing attacks in an Islamic uprising in north-east Nigeria.

An official of the National Emergency Management Agency said the attackers hit Dumba village in Borno state before dawn on Tuesday and slit their victims' throats - a new strategy since gunfire attracts security forces.

He said the attackers gouged out the eyes of some victims who survived.

Dumba is near the fishing village of Baga where security forces in March gunned down 187 civilians in retaliation for an attack by extremists.

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