Boko Haram — aka “The Deadliest Islamic Terrorist Group That Almost No One Talks About” — is at it again, this time opening fire on a crowd of funeral mourners in Nigeria’s Borno state.
The number of casualties is unclear, but this is from one of the first reports:
Boko Haram kills 23 mourners after funeral in Borno https://t.co/XGo9iSeiRD
— TODAY (@todayng) July 28, 2019
That number could be much higher, according to the BBC:
Eyewitnesses say militants on motorbikes and in vans opened fire on mourners in a village on the outskirts of the state capital, Maiduguri.
The death toll could be as high as 65, AFP news agency reports.
There has been an increase in attacks by Boko Haram and other Islamist groups in Nigeria and across the region.
Tens of thousands of civilians have been killed and more than two million displaced over the past decade of conflict.
Despite being perhaps the most frightening and murderous Islamic terror faction in the past several years, Boko Haram almost flies under the media radar relative to how prolifically evil it is.
They prey on the most vulnerable, so slaughtering funeral-goers is really nothing out of the ordinary for these monsters. When they are not kidnapping children, they are burning them alive.
The BBC also notes that the group “has splintered into competing factions” in the past few years yet still remains very active.