News / Africa

Suspected Islamists Kill Nearly 100 in Nigeria

FILE - People are seen next to dead bodies, laid out for burial, in the village of Konduga, in northeastern Nigeria, on Feb. 12, 2014, after an attack by Boko Haram militants killed 39 people.FILE - People are seen next to dead bodies, laid out for burial, in the village of Konduga, in northeastern Nigeria, on Feb. 12, 2014, after an attack by Boko Haram militants killed 39 people.
x
FILE - People are seen next to dead bodies, laid out for burial, in the village of Konduga, in northeastern Nigeria, on Feb. 12, 2014, after an attack by Boko Haram militants killed 39 people.
FILE - People are seen next to dead bodies, laid out for burial, in the village of Konduga, in northeastern Nigeria, on Feb. 12, 2014, after an attack by Boko Haram militants killed 39 people.
VOA News
Suspected Islamist militants have killed more than 90 Christian villagers in an attack in northeastern Nigeria.
 
Witnesses say the suspected militants, dressed as soldiers, attacked the village of Izghe in Borno state late Saturday night.
 
Hundreds of residents were forced to flee the area as attackers looted local businesses and set fire to homes before leaving in stolen vehicles.
 
There was no immediate claim of responsibility, but authorities suspect the Islamist militant group Boko Haram was behind the attack.
 
Last week, the group killed 39 villagers in a similar attack on another town in Borno state.
 
Efforts by the Nigerian military to stamp out the group have not stopped the violence.
 
Boko Haram has been fighting to impose Islamist Sharia law on a country split roughly equally between Christians and Muslims.

You May Like

Missouri Town Braces for Possible Racial Unrest

Situation in Ferguson hinges on whether white police officer will be indicted for August shooting death of unarmed black teen More

Video Ukraine Marks Anniversary of 1930s Deadly Famine

President Poroshenko compares Soviet-era ‘genocide’ to current tactics of pro-Russia rebels in Ukraine's east More

S. Philippines Convictions Elusive 5 Years After Election-related Killings

Officials vowed to deliver justice as the nation marked the anniversary of the country's worst political massacre that left 58 dead, more than half media More

This forum has been closed.
Comment Sorting
Comments
     
by: Isah from: Yola
February 17, 2014 5:45 AM
Some body like Caliboi commenting that a day shall come, and also refering alls with central African. Nigeria and central African are not thesame if you dont know ask!


by: isah from: yola
February 17, 2014 5:14 AM
It's not Islamic Militans are killing in North East of Nigeria is Goverment that are killing


by: Xaaji Dhagax from: Somalia
February 17, 2014 4:43 AM
Africa would have been much better off without Christianity and Islam. Both religions were imported into our continent by our European masters and Arab traders. Both religion condone slavery as divine obligation to maim, slaughter and humiliate black people. Western world and Middle Eastern jointly consider black people as wild animals.
No religion is peaceful. Boko Haram and Al Shabab use religion to justify their criminal activities of killing, looting, rape and mutilating corps.

Africans should also remember what we did to ourselves during Biafra war, 13 years long war in Liberia, DRC, Rwanda and now in South Sudan.
Africans should wake up now before it's too late

In Response

by: Amina from: Kenya
February 18, 2014 2:56 AM
Dear Mbanana, I would rather worship and practice Voodoo than listen hateful sermons from Christian priest or Muslim imam. Voodoo heals soul and free from evil, it also does not teach us to kill and own another human being as property. Sometimes we do have irrational hostility among ourselves but we are not ugly diseased animal.

In Response

by: Mbanana from: South Africa
February 17, 2014 12:05 PM
so what do you suggest..?? should Black Africans go back to worship Voodoo?? is that "peaceful"? look, we know that we are ugly diseased animals - so we behave like animals.


by: Jaymes from: PHC
February 17, 2014 1:18 AM
Govt should try and fish out the perpetrators.


by: Caliboi Okpara from: Abuja Nigeria
February 17, 2014 12:55 AM
A day shall come when Boko Haram will run out of Nigeria. I really wants to tell the world to take note of what is going on in Nigeria. Remember Centre African Republic CAR crisis.


by: ali baba from: new york
February 16, 2014 7:22 PM
bus explosion in Egypt . attack in Nigeria kill hundred . what is next?


by: jobardu from: Washington DC
February 16, 2014 5:26 PM
Can you imagine the apoplectic screams of vituperation and outrage from Obama and the media if the slaughter had been the other way around, i.e. Christians on Muslims? Or even better, Israelis on Muslims. Not only would it be 'the end of the world' but the story would go on for months with demands for actions. Just look at the legs on the Trayvon Martin story or some of the actions attributed to the Israelis during the last clash with Hamas.

Since it is only christians being killed the media give it a pass. No qualitative evaluations, straight news, like reporting the daily price of gold.

It isn't like people are that dumb not to notice. What they conclude is that the mainstream media have no credibility, are two faced and have no principles. This would normally induce change, but doesn't since the media is a monoculture that listens only to itself and works to maintain and propagate its own power using libreralism as a club to silence opponents.

In Response

by: ali baba from: new york
February 17, 2014 1:28 AM
Muslim has the money .they have money to hire lawyers . they control media. it is money.

Featured Videos

Your JavaScript is turned off or you have an old version of Adobe's Flash Player. Get the latest Flash player.
New Skateboard Defies Gravityi
X
November 21, 2014 5:07 AM
A futuristic dream only a couple of decades ago, the hoverboard – a skateboard that floats above the ground - has finally been made possible. While still not ready for mass production, it promises to become a cool mode of transport... at least over some surfaces. VOA’s George Putic reports.
Video

Video New Skateboard Defies Gravity

A futuristic dream only a couple of decades ago, the hoverboard – a skateboard that floats above the ground - has finally been made possible. While still not ready for mass production, it promises to become a cool mode of transport... at least over some surfaces. VOA’s George Putic reports.
Video

Video Falling Gas Prices Impact US Oil Extraction

With the price of oil now less than $80 a barrel, motorists throughout the United States are benefiting from gas prices below $3 a gallon. But as VOA’s Kane Farabaugh reports, the decreasing price of petroleum has a downside for the hydraulic fracturing industry in the United States.
Video

Video Tensions Build on Korean Peninsula Amid Military Drills

It has been another tense week on the Korean peninsula as Pyongyang threatened to again test nuclear weapons while the U.S. and South Korean forces held joint military exercises in a show of force. VOA’s Brian Padden reports from the Kunsan Air Base in South Korea.
Video

Video Mama Sarah Obama Honored at UN Women’s Entrepreneurship Day

President Barack Obama's step-grandmother is in the United States to raise money to build a $12 million school and hospital center in Kogelo, Kenya, the birthplace of the president's father, Barack Obama, Sr. She was honored for her decades of work to aid poor Kenyans at a Women's Entrepreneurship Day at the United Nations.
Video

Video Gay Evangelicals Argue That Bible Does Not Condemn Homosexuality

More than 30 U.S. states now recognize same-sex marriages, and an increasing number of mainline American churches are blessing them. But evangelical church members- which account for around 30 percent of the U.S. adult population - believe the Bible unequivocally condemns homosexuality. VOA's Jerome Socolovsky reports that gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender evangelicals are coming out. Backed by a prominent evangelical scholar, they argue that the traditional reading of the bible is wrong.
Video

Video Ebola Economic Toll Stirs W. Africa Food Security Concerns

The World Bank said Wednesday that it expects the economic impact of the Ebola outbreak on the sub-Saharan economy to cost somewhere betweenf $3 billion to $4 billion - well below a previously-outlined worst-case scenario of $32 billion. Some economists, however, paint a gloomier picture - warning that the disruption to regional markets and trading is considerable. Henry Ridgwell reports from London.
Video

Video Mexico Protests Escalate Over Disappearances

Protests in Mexico over 43 students missing since September continue to escalate, reflecting growing anger among Mexicans about a political system they view as corrupt, and increasingly tainted by the drug trade. Mounting outrage over the disappearances is now focused on the government of President Enrique Pena Nieto, accused of not doing enough to end insecurity in the country. More from VOA's Victoria Macchi.
Video

Video US Senate Votes Down Controversial Oil Pipeline - For Now

The U.S. Senate has rejected construction of a controversial pipeline to transport Canadian oil to American refineries. The $5 billion project still could be approved next year, but it faces a possible veto by President Barack Obama. As VOA’s Michael Bowman reports, the pipeline has exposed deep divisions in Congress about America’s energy future.
Video

Video Can Minsk Cease-fire Agreement Hold?

Growing tensions between government troops and separatists in eastern Ukraine further threaten a cease-fire agreement reached two months ago in the Belarusian capital of Minsk. Critics of U.S. policy in Ukraine say it is time the Obama administration gives up on that much-violated cease-fire and moves toward a new deal with Russia. VOA's Scott Stearns has more.
Video

Video Chaos, Abuse Defy Solution in Libya

The political and security crisis in Libya is deepening, with competing governments and, according to Amnesty International, widespread human rights violations committed with impunity. VOA’s Al Pessin reports from London.
Video

Video US Hosts Record 866,000 Foreign Students

Close to 900,000 international students are studying at American universities and colleges, more than ever before. About half of them come from Asia, mostly China. The United States hosts more foreign students than any other country in the world, and its foreign student population is steadily growing. Zlatica Hoke reports.
Video

Video Ferguson Church Grapples with Race Relations

Many white residents of Ferguson, Missouri, say they chose to live there because of the American Midwest community's diversity. So, they were shocked when a white police officer killed an unarmed black teenager in August – and shaken by the resulting protests and violence. Some local churches are leading conversations on how to go forward. VOA’s Ayesha Tanzeem reports.

All About America

AppleAndroid