A survivor who kept himself alive by hiding in a tree says he witnessed Boko Haram burn dozens of children alive and firebomb and entire village, an attack that has left at least 86 dead in Nigeria.
Countless charred bodies and bullet-ridden corpses littered the streets in the aftermath of Saturday’s attack on Dalori Village and two nearby camps reportedly housing up to 25,000 refugees. The attack came just 5 kilometers from Maiduguri, and birthplace of Boko Haram and the biggest city in Northeast Nigeria.
The mayhem didn’t stop there. When villagers fled from Dalori to the neighboring Gamori village, they were met by three female suicide bombers who killed many people, according soldier who spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity.
The death tolls from either incident have yet to be confirmed as efforts to asses to the carnage are still underway.
According to the Global Terrorism Index 2015, Boko Hararm is the deadliest terrorist group in the world, narrowly beating out ISIS, the group they have recently sworn allegiance to internationally. Boko Haram was responsible for 6,644 terrorism deaths and increased its activity by over 300 percent in 2014.