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Extremists slit throats of 44 in northeast Nigeria

By Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 02:27 a.m. HST, Aug 24, 2013

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria » An official says suspected Islamist extremists killed at least 44 villagers in continuing attacks in an Islamic uprising in northeast Nigeria.

The official of the National Emergency Management Agency says the attackers hit Dumba village in Borno state before dawn Tuesday and slit their victims' throats — a new strategy since gunfire attracts security forces.

He said the attackers gouged out the eyes of some victims who survived. The official spoke Saturday on condition of anonymity because he is not allowed to give information to reporters.

Dumba is near the fishing village of Baga where security forces in March gunned down 187 civilians in retaliation for an attack by extremists.

It is difficult to get information from the area under a state of emergency, with cellphone and Internet service cut.

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HAJAA1 wrote:
And somehow someway our country will find a way to get involved. Stay out of it and take care of our own problems for a while!
on August 24,2013 | 12:56AM
palani wrote:
Let's take a wild guess about the victims of these murderous islamic extremists. Could they have been Christians?

Christian-Muslim Harmony in Nigeria in Jeopardy Amid Attacks by Islamic Extremists

on August 24,2013 | 05:17AM
realist3463 wrote:
Who cares? Not our problem. Leave it to the Nigerians to solve.
on August 24,2013 | 07:22AM
livinginhawaii wrote:
But it is our problem - there is a huge industry in the US that is dependent upon the sustained growth of Nigerian SPAM. If we intervene and create stability, then that will ensure the continued supply of Nigerian SPAM which indirectly keeps thousands, if not millions of Americans employed.
on August 24,2013 | 07:52AM
Grimbold wrote:
I only once met a black Nigerian in Hawaii. After talking business he called afew weeks later saying he wanted to come back and offered me his wife for sponsoring him. Yuck!
on August 24,2013 | 08:02AM
palani wrote:
Hawaii is number one in per capita consumption of SPAM.
on August 24,2013 | 11:03AM
allie wrote:
The shame of Islam..what a despicable religion. But in the end, it is a phony religion as there is no Allah. never was.
on August 24,2013 | 07:57AM
Grimbold wrote:
What is worse than a Arab Islamist? A black Nigerian Islamist.
on August 24,2013 | 07:59AM
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