Internationally condemned Boko Haram militants launched further attacks on a village in north-eastern Nigerian city of Maiduguri and killed over 45 villagers. Local media reported that the villagers were attacked by armed men who claimed to be religious preachers.
Over 200 people were killed in different attacks across the country this week. However this is the first time that an attack was launched on Maiduguri residents. Boko Haram has been repeatedly launching attacks across Nigerian villages ever since the abduction of over 200 school girls in April.
The villagers have repeatedly fallen prey to Boko Haram's tactics of trapping them. They trap villagers by claiming to be preachers and soldiers and then guns on the crowd. The group attacks villages to revenge critics and to plunder money and food.
A special security force comprising troops from Nigeria, Cameroon and Chad have approached the Mandara mountains aiming to trap the group, but little success has been achieved to trace their sources.