Boko Haram militants are presumed to have charred and killed no less than 30 people and kidnaped others Sunday night as the radical schism continues to threaten northeast Nigeria and the Lake Chad region.
A spokesperson for Borno Gov. Babagana Umara Zulum told that at least 30 people, including a pregnant woman and her baby, are now dead after suspected Boko Haram militants set sleeping travelers on fire in the Auno village of the Borno state.
The travelers were tenting out in the village for the night as they missed a 5 p.m. curfew in the state capital of Maiduguri, about 10 miles away.
It is reported that while most counts say that at least 30 have died, the death losses could be as high as 40. That would include the death of six militants.
According to the state government, militants burned 18 vehicles. Some of the destroyed vehicles included trucks loaded up with food to be taken to the markets the following day.
A source told Vanguard that the pregnant woman was likely molested before she was charred to death and that the baby was also killed.