Boko Haram killing men, tribes linked to Chad, witnesses say

March 5, 2015 6:03 PM

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MAIDUGURI, Nigeria – Boko Haram militants are rampaging through northeast Nigerian villages and selectively killing men, boys and members of the same tribe as Chadian forces that have dealt major blows to the Nigerian Islamic extremists, witnesses said Thursday.

The fighters separated and killed people of the Shuwa-Arab community, which spreads across the border between Chad and Nigeria, while sparing people from the Kanuri tribe to which most Boko Haram militants belong, according to Mohammed Seit, a resident of Kala Balge village.

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