A survivor hidden in a tree who spoke with the Associated Press says he watched Boko Haram extremists set huts on fire and he heard the screams of children burning to death.
86 people have been confirmed dead from Nigeria’s homegrown Islamic Extremists latest attack on the village of Dalori. The group burned women and children alive and burned the entire village down in their wake, on January 31, 2016.
The attack spread from Dalori village to two nearby camps housing 25,000 refugees.
This latest terrorism assault took place, according to witnesses just 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Maiduguri, the birthplace of Boko Haram and the biggest city in Nigeria’s northeast.
An estimated 2.5 million people have been displaced in the region since 2009, when the Islamic extremist group launched military operations to overthrow the Nigerian government and create an Islamic state in the country’s northeast. Since then 45,000 people have been abducted, more than 20,000 have been killed and 7.5 million people need humanitarian aid to survive.