imagesThis week, residents of three northeastern Nigerian villages repelled attacks by Boko Haram militants, killing over 200 of them, CNN reports.

Gunmen arrived in dozens of all-terrain vehicles, armored tanks, and motorcycles. In the first attack, which was in the Menari village, the insurgents killed around 60 residents and burned some homes before heading to the Tsangayari and Garawa villages.

“At Tsangayari and Garawa, they met a big surprise as residents engaged them in a fierce battle in which over 200 of the Boko Haram fighters were killed,” says Menari resident Algoni Ahunna. “More than 150 were killed in Tsangayari.”

A  lawmaker in Borno state’s Parliament confirms the incident.

“I received information on the gallant action taken by the people in Kalabalge District in which at least 200 Boko Haram gunmen were killed,” says the lawmaker, who asked to remain anonymous.

Locals seized an armored tank, three all-terrain vans, and 90 motorcycles, residents say. This is the second defeat Boko Haram has suffered from locals in over a month.


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  • Anthony

    Boko Haram us reaping the whirlwind because they have overplayed their hand. Northern Nigeria is already Muslim and conservative, so there has always been a base of support for Boko Haram. Boko Haram’s problem is that they have become stupidly bloodthirsty, and local people have no choice but to fight back or die themselves.

  • binks

    This makes me smile, I am not one for violence but good for them for taking back their village and protecting themselves and each other by any means necessary. Sometimes you have to answer chaos and anarchy back in the same manner to achieve some sort of balance. These terrorists thrives off of people’s biggest fears so these people have the right to self-preserve themselves.

  • Sad

    Nigerians are gangsta as hell lol. I’ve been around the world, and can confidently say they’re the last great hope for Black people.