Today In Nigerian History: 26th January

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On this day in 2014, a total of 138 persons were killed in terrorist attacks in Northern Nigeria…

The night of 26 January saw a pair of simultaneous attacks that occurred at Kawuri, Borno state and a Cathlolic church in Chakawa village, Madagali Local Government Area, Adamawa State respectively.

In Kawuri, a village in Konduga Local Government, Borno State (located some 37 kilometers southeast of Maiduguri), some 85 people were slain overnight. The attacks have been blamed on Boko Haram.

In Chakawa (also known as Waga Chakawa), the throats of several church worshipers were slit, while others were shot. An estimated 41 people were killed.

The final death toll was put at least 138 people.

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