Boko Haram is still active. A few days ago it murdered dozens of people in a village in the northeast of Nigeria.
The senator for Borno state, where the attack took place, told the BBC’s Newsday programme that 106 people – 105 men and an elderly woman trying to protect her grandson – were killed in the latest attack.
Ali Ndume said around 100 Islamist militants attacked Izghe for five hours on Saturday evening, without any intervention from the army.
It sounds like the attack in Bombay – guys just wandering around killing people.
Other witnesses described how the attackers had arrived on Saturday evening in trucks and motorcycles.
They asked the men in the village to gather, and then they hacked and shot them to death.
Senator Ndume said it was very painful for him as he knew some of those who had been killed, yet it was too dangerous for him to pay his respects in person.
“I cannot interact with the people I represent. I feel very, very bad about it,” he said.
More than 30 people were killed in the town of Konduga, also in Borno state, earlier this week in an attack blamed on Boko Haram.
Allah is merciful.