Villagers Strike Back Against Extremist Islamic Militants

Source: AP / CBS News

BAUCHI, Nigeria Villagers in an area of Nigeria where Boko Haram operates killed and arrested scores of the extremist Islamic militants that were suspected of planning to launch an attack, the residents and a security official said.

The attack on members of the group that holds hundreds of kidnapped schoolgirls comes amid the creation of vigilante groups that are resisting the Islamic uprising.

On Tuesday morning, after it learned of an impending attack by militants, a vigilante group in Kalabalge ambushed two trucks in which gunmen traveled, killing and arresting scores of them, a security official told The Associated Press.

Residents of Kalabalge, in Borno state, said they had formed a vigilante group to foil attacks by Boko Haram amid accusations the Nigerian military is not doing enough to stem attacks.

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