Boko Haram suspected in killing of at least 30 in Nigeria attack

by Laura Mize · Feb 11th, 2020 12:18 pm

Militant group Boko Haram is suspected in the deaths of at least 30 people on Sunday night in the Nigerian town of Auno.

The perpetrators of the attack lit dozens of vehicles on fire after entering the town around 10 p.m. Local officials said they later found many bodies next to vehicles. One of the victims was a pregnant woman.

It is believed people traveling in the vehicles stopped to spend the night in Auno en route to Maiduguri, the state capital roughly 12 miles away from Auno. The travelers were likely taking food and supplies to the market in Maiduguri.

International Christian Concern, a group that advocates on behalf of persecuted Christians around the world, said the tactics used in this attack mirror those of other Boko Haram raids. The group also noted that because of the strong Muslim population of the state in which the attack occurred, most of the victims were probably Muslim.