At least 86 killed in Boko Haram attack, including children burned alive


DALORI, Nigeria – A survivor hidden in a tree says he watched Boko Haram extremists firebomb huts and heard the screams of children burning to death, among 86 people officials say died in the latest attack by Nigeria’s homegrown Islamic extremists.

Scores of charred corpses and bodies with bullet wounds littered the streets from Saturday night’s attack on Dalori village and two nearby camps housing 25,000 refugees, according to survivors and soldiers at the scene just 3 miles from Maiduguri, the birthplace of Boko Haram and the biggest city in Nigeria’s

                                And that unreliable news source RT reported this incident as being much worse before the supposedly reliable sites did.


Another unimaginable horror. These events are taking place in so many places, like a wild fire that is out of control. Horrific and needs to be put out. Fini!


Prayers Out.


Praying for all.


When history looks back on this dark period, it will not look kindly at our inaction to eradicate this plague on mankind…:frowning:

May God have a special place for victims of this savagery


I believe if one reads the articles, some of these fires were set on rampages into refugee camps themselves. So, this may bring other issues to consider as well.

Saturday’s attack occurred near a camp for people displaced by the seven-year Boko Haram violence.-

It does not lessen the horror of such an attack; but one might remember, Nigeria is 174,000,000, so over half of the population of the US and about a 3rd or less of the land mass.

So, who was guarding these camps?? That brings that issue up but on the other hand, I believe some stories say girl suicide bombers (3) were involved and apparently, if one researches this, the girls do not know they are always carrying the suicide bombs. The girls in most cases are probably ones that have been kidnapped.

Despite this attack, I’d say, some progress is being made against Boko Haram.


DISCLAIMER: The views and opinions expressed in these forums do not necessarily reflect those of Catholic Answers. For official apologetics resources please visit