Boko Haram kills 11 'traitors'

Nigerian leader calls attacks signs of desperation

(ANSA) - Rome, July 3 - Boko Haram militants on Friday slit the throats of 11 alleged "traitors," witnesses said in the first news of desertions from the Nigerian Islamic extremist group.
    The militants arrived before dawn and went door to door in northeastern Miringa town, said resident Muhammad Kimba.
    "They actually dragged out 11 persons to the Eid praying ground outside the town and slaughtered all of them," said Kimba.
    It is the fifth attack in a week that left 173 people killed as Boko Haram Islamic extremists appear to obey an Islamic State group order to step up attacks in the holy month of Ramadan. Boko Haram became the ISIS group's West Africa franchise earlier this year.


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