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Boko Haram attacks two villages and IDP camp

Boko Haram have attacked two villages in northeastern Nigeria, Bulaburin and Kofa, as well as a camp in Dalori for internally displaced people (IDP), resulting in the deaths of at least 12 civilians, reports Al Jazeera.  

Boko Haram militants arrived in seven trucks on Wednesday. Babakura Kolo, a civilian militia leader, reported to AFP news agency that they had “completely burned Bulaburin and Kofa villages” as well as “half the Dalori 2 IDP camp”.

They killed nine people in Bulaburin, two people in Dalori, and one in Kofa and looted food supplies before setting them on fire," he added. 

The government has pledged to eradicate Boko Haram but despite their promises there the country is still beset by heavy fighting. 

Since 2009, Boko Haram has killed over 20,000 people and forced 2 million into exile.