Militants killed 18 people in Nigeria

At least 18 people have been killed by militants in a village in Adamawa state in northeastern Nigeria. This was reported by Reuters on July 7.

James Pukuma, chairman of the Hong administrative district, told the agency that 18 people were killed when a group of militants on motorcycles stormed the village.

“The attack happened early Wednesday morning, around 5 a.m.,” Mohammed Aminu, chairman of Adamawa State Emergency Management Agency, told the agency.

He also said two churches and a local resident’s house were set on fire.

Islamist militant attacks in northeastern Nigeria have increased in recent months, with dozens of soldiers killed and thousands of Nigerians displaced from their homes.

Two terrorist groups, Boko Haram and the Islamic State in West Africa (ISWAP, part of the Islamic State group, banned in the Russian Federation), are active in the northeast. They have declared their goal to seize power in the country.

On April 19, militants attacked several villages in Katsina state in northern Nigeria and killed 47 people.

In March, nearly 50 people were killed when unidentified armed groups attacked six villages in Kaduna state in Nigeria. No organization has claimed responsibility for the attack.