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Nigeria’ Militants Burn to Death Motorists as They Sleep in their Cars

In this photograph taken in Auno on February 10, 2020, trucks burnt down by suspected members of the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) during an attack on February 9, 2020, is seen. – Jihadists killed at least 30 people and abducted women and children in a raid in northeast Nigeria’s restive Borno state, a regional government spokesman said on February 10, 2020.
The attack on February 9, 2020 targeted the village of Auno where jihadists stormed in on trucks mounted with heavy weapons, killing, burning and looting before kidnapping women and children. (Photo by AUDU MARTE / AFP) (Photo by AUDU MARTE/AFP via Getty Images)

Suspected militant Islamists  killed at least 30 people and abducted women and children in a raid in north-eastern Nigeria, BBC reported.

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According to the BBC report, the attack took place in Auno town on a major highway in Borno State as travellers who were sleeping in their vehicles during an overnight stop were burnt to death.

AFP quoted state government spokesman Ahmad Abdurrahman Bundi  who said that the militants came in trucks mounted with heavy weapons, before killing, burning, and looting.

The assailants “killed not less than 30 people who are mostly motorists and destroyed 18 vehicles,” the governor’s office said in a statement.

It also confirmed the abduction of women and children, but did not give a number.

Militant Islamist group Boko Haram and its offshoots have waged a brutal insurgency in Nigeria since 2009.

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