Boko Haram kills scores praying in Nigeria mosques

Boko Haram gunmen have killed more than 140 people in three separate attacks on mosques and villages in Nigeria’s northeast Borno State.
A government official said that several mosques were attacked in the town of Kukawa on Wednesday night, with at least 97 men, women and children among the victims.
Two other villages were also attacked, with women and children again among the dead.
On Thursday, a suicide attacker also blew up a military checkpoint near Maiduguri, killing at least four people.
Al Jazeera’s Yvonne Ndege, reporting from Abuja, said Boko Haram had embarked on a “really bloody 72 hours in Borno State”, and the worst of the attacks had taken place in Kukawa, 180km northeast of Maiduguri, the biggest city in northeast Nigeria.
Officials said the people of Kukawa were in several mosques, praying ahead of breaking their daylong fast, when the fighters attacked.
 Credit: Al Jazeera

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