Saturday, August 24, 2013

Nigeria: Muslims slit throats of 44 people, gouge survivors' eyes in attack on villagers

It takes a special kind of evil to do that.
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) -- An official says suspected Islamist extremists killed at least 44 villagers in continuing attacks in an Islamic uprising in northeast Nigeria.

The official of the National Emergency Management Agency says the attackers hit Dumba village in Borno state before dawn 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. The official spoke Saturday on condition of anonymity because he is not allowed to give information to reporters.