MAIDUGURI, Nigeria: Suspected Islamist extremists killed at least 44 villagers in continuing attacks in an uprising in northeast Nigeria, said an official of the National Emergency Management Agency.

He said the attackers hit Dumba village in Borno state before dawn Tuesday and slit their victims' throats — a new strategy, since gunfire attracts security forces.

He added that they gouged out the eyes of some of the victims who had survived.

The official spoke Saturday on condition of anonymity because he was not allowed to give information to reporters. The highly sensitive conditions in the area make it dangerous to reveal identities.

Dumba is near the fishing village of Baga where security forces in March gunned down 187 civilians in retaliation to an attack by extremists.

It is difficult to get information from the area under a state of emergency, with cell phone and Internet service cut.

Borno is one of three northeastern states under a state of emergency declared May 14 to crack down on the Boko Haram terrorist network.

Boko Haram, whose name means 'Western Education is forbidden', has committed at least 168 acts of violence against Christians in 2012 alone.

Since 2010, more than 1,700 people have been killed in attacks by Islamist insurgents, according to an Associated Press count.

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August 24, 2013 2:36 pm

Where do these fierce animals come from?

Gerry D'Cunha
August 24, 2013 2:48 pm

what the hell is wrong with these so call islamic extremists - don't they have any fear of God - using islam as their tool for crime - is there any clerics in the islamic world who would stop them from committing these crime in the name of islam - that's the reason the non-muslims hate the muslims

Ali Nawaz
August 24, 2013 4:47 pm

What are you implying by the word "Islamist extremist" ? does Islam advocates Extremist or extremism..? an extremist has got nothing to do with religion. he does what he does and may belong to and caste, religion or community. so please stop using such misleading words.

August 24, 2013 6:49 pm

Insane, senseless, paranoid

Jamal Khan
August 24, 2013 7:07 pm

What is Islamic about these murderers? Who supplies these feral animals? Nigeria must clean them out without mercy. Again the deadly combination of illiteracy and lethal arms!

August 24, 2013 8:48 pm

Wow, what an achievement, where is the syrian chemical gas, actually syria should experiment the chemical gas on these nigerian extremist 1st, oh well just dump the whole chemical gas on these barbarians.

Tamil selvan
August 24, 2013 9:07 pm

This is Islam followers at its zenith. Kill innocents, religious minorities, ban education for women, keep people enslaved. Is it any different from Taliban Govt supported by Pakistan?

August 24, 2013 9:44 pm

I can bet that this group "Boko Haram" follows the same faith that the LeJ and TTP of Pakistan follow. Boko Haram group considers western education haram and TTP is bent on blowing up schools and shooting girls who try to get educated. So many similarities!!!

August 24, 2013 9:43 pm

Islam is a religion of LOVE and PEACE ? The news is a Christian or Jew or Hindu propaganda ?

August 24, 2013 10:04 pm

mashalla a great way to spread the word of our lord

August 25, 2013 10:35 pm

@Solitar: They come from the same stock the TTP and LeJ come from.

Adam A
August 26, 2013 12:24 am

@Amir: Yet another barbaric slaughter of defenceless minority community by followers of islam. The world is watching and preparing will hit back hard. Why no muslim body condemn these attacks carried out in the name of islam. Dark days ahead for these animals.

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