The terrorist group Boko Haram is reportedly responsible for the massacre of 51 villagers in northwestern Nigeria on Sunday, allegedly killing even newborn babies and setting fire to the dead as well as numerous buildings.
The report comes out of the village of Kerewa in the state of Kaduna. Witnessed told International Christian Concern:
"These killers are Boko Haram. They stormed our village killing indiscriminately … they spared nobody … the young, the old, even Almajiris are not spared."
"They continued to shoot people, setting fire on the dead and on property. It was extremely horrific! … They went from one room to the other, a man and his children were killed, even newborn babies … We have over 50 dead now, we are yet to bury them. It will take hours to bury the dead. These killers are not just bandits … they are Boko Haram ... they did not steal anything, they just killed and burnt peoples' belongings."
Uba Sani, the senator representing Kaduna Central, spoke about the massacre on Twitter:
Nigeria has been plagued by fundamentalist Islamic violence in recent months and years. Last month a Nigerian seminarian kidnapped by Boko Haram was murdered by the group. Fulani Muslim herdsmen, meanwhile, regularly carry out violent and deadly attacks on villagers and Christians.