Scores of attackers invaded the village at 11 p.m. Friday when residents were mostly asleep and set homes on fire, hacking residents who tried to flee.
"The gunmen slaughtered their 23 victims like rams and decapitated them. They injured several people," said Ibrahim Adamu, a local politician who fled.
"They burned a large part of the village and we are afraid some residents were burnt in the homes because most people had gone to bed when the gunmen struck," said Adamu, a ward councilor in the village.
A paramedic at a government hospital in the nearby town of Biu said 32 people from Buratai were taken to the hospital with gunshot wounds and burns.
"The injured victims said a lot of people were beheaded by the attackers," the paramedic said. (Continue Reading.)
Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Boko Haram Beheads 23 People in Kano, Nigeria
How many more people have to be beheaded before we can have an open, honest discussion about Islam?