Boko Haram slit throats of 12 as army tries to save civilians: sources

April 17, 2015 6:49 PM

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MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (Reuters) - Boko Haram militants have slit the throats of 12 people in northeast Nigeria as the army was trying to evacuate civilians from the area, a military source and a witness said on Friday.

The Islamist group has been driven out of much of the huge swathe of territory they controlled at the start of the year, thanks to a concerted push by troops from Nigeria and neighbours Chad, Niger and Cameroon.

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