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Boko Haram kills 29 in Nigerian village

May 22, 2014, 21:17 UTC+3

Militants razed to the ground almost the entire village and burned a grain warehouse

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PRETORIA, May 21. /ITAR-TASS/. In Nigeria, 29 people were killed by militants of the radical Islamist group Boko Haram in the village Chukku Nguddoa attack in the north-east of the country, police said.

Another ten people were wounded. Militants razed to the ground almost the entire village and burned a grain warehouse.

Group attacked three villages in northern Nigeria, killing at least 48 people May 20.

Nigerian parliament approved on May 20 the extension of the state of emergency in three northern states Borno, Yobe, Adamawa, where Boko Haram is particularly active. On the same day group organized a double attack in the city of Jos. The death toll rose to 162 people.

Earlier, Boko Haram militants (Western education is a sin – translation from the language of Hausa) April 14 kidnapped 276 schoolgirls from the Lyceum in the village Chibok in the northeast of the country. According to police, 53 of them escaped, 223 remain captive.

Boko Haram explained the reason for attack that "Western education must be stopped and the girls have to leave the school and get married."

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