Boko Haram Attacks Borno Village, Kills 14

Just hours after President Muhammadu Buhari said Nigeria had “technically” won the war against Boko Haram insurgency, the terrorist sect attacked again, killing at least 14 people and injuring several others in a Christmas Day attack on a village in the northeast.

According to vigilantes, the jihadists invaded Kimba village in Borno state around 10:00 pm on Friday, opening fire on residents and torching their homes.

“The gunmen killed 14 people and burnt the whole village before they fled,” Mustapha Karimbe, a civilian assisting the military in fighting Boko Haram, told AFP.

“Not a single house was spared in the arson,” said another vigilante, Musa Suleiman, after visiting the razed village.

Following the attack, hundreds of Kimba residents fled to nearby Biu where they were put up in a refugee camp where several others running from Boko Haram are housed.